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Stanley Cup Final buzz: Bruins, Blues injury updates for Game 3

Grzelcyk in concussion protocol for Boston; Dunn could return to lineup for St. Louis

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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Final Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues. The Blues evened the best-of-7 series with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 2 on Wednesday. Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson scored at 3:51 of overtime.

Here are the headlines from Wednesday's travel day between Games 2 and 3 of the Cup Final:

-- Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is in concussion protocol and will not travel to St. Louis for Game, reports Matt Kalman.

-- Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist, who delivered the hit which injured Grzelcyk in Game 2, is having a hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety.

-- Amalie Benjamin reports that the Bruins have a "next man up" mentality when it comes to this latest injury.

-- Blues defenseman Vince Dunn has missed the past five games with an upper-body injury, but could play in Game 3 on Saturday, writes Tracey Myers.

-- Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo is inspired by his triplets and has a new perspective on things, leading St. Louis in the Cup Final, writes Dan Rosen.

-- The Bruins are calm heading into "enemy territory" for Game 3, writes Matt Kalman.

-- The Blues are looking forward to playing Game 3 in front of their hometown fans, reports Tim Campbell. 

Here are the headlines from Game 2:

-- It wasn't just a win for the Blues, it was history, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika

-- Gunnarsson and coach Craig Berube's conversation in the bathroom before overtime proved to the key for the Blues win, writes Tom Gulitti

-- Brad Marchand said he and the Bruins top line need to do more heading into Game 3, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- An injury to defenseman Matt Grzelcyk in the first period had a big impact on the Bruins in the Game 2 defeat, writes Matt Kalman

-- Blues rookie goalie Jordan Binnington shook off some early issues to win his 13th postseason game, writes Louie Korac

-- Who's hot, who's not? Shawn P. Roarke has the honor roll, stock watch from Game 2

 

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