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Stanley Cup Final Buzz: Bruins, Blues prepare for Game 7

Boston to rely on big-game experience; St. Louis not going to be overwhelmed by pressure

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NHL Tonight: Game 7 Discussion

How Game 7 affects players, coaches of Bruins, Blues

The crew discusses what Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final means for both players and coaches of the Blues and Bruins

  • 03:10 •

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. Following a travel day Monday, each team will hold its final practice of the season Tuesday ahead of Game 7 of the Cup Final, which will be played at TD Garden in Boston on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). 

Here are the latest headlines from the Stanley Cup Final

-- Five current players were on the Bruins team that won Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final and they will draw on that experience Wednesday, writes Amalie Benjamin

-- The Blues have been beating the odds all season, so they won't be overwhelmed in Game 7 against the Bruins, writes Dan Rosen

-- Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk has not played since Game 2 of the Cup Final because of a concussion, but he might return for Game 7. Coach Bruce Cassidy calls him a "wild card", reports Tracey Myers 

-- Suspended for the previous game, Blues forward Ivan Barbashev returns to the lineup in Game 7, reports Louie Korac

-- NHL.com's fantasy hockey staff has score predictions, DFS picks and a preview podcast covering all angles of Game 7

-- Blues defenseman Colton Parayko discusses rebounding for Game 7 following the 5-1 loss to the Bruins in Game 6 in his latest blog for NHL.com

-- Players from both teams are grateful to play in Game 7, writes Sean McCullen

-- Mike McKenna writes in his latest column about the goalies that Boston's Tuukka Rask was at his best in Game 6, while things didn't go as planned for Jordan Binnington of St. Louis

-- The Bruins will host a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in their history. That and more Game 7 facts and figures from John Kreiser

 

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