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Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz: Blues, Sharks gear up for Game 5

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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs Buzz, a daily in-depth look at the 2019 NHL playoffs. The St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks will play Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Sunday (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).


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-- The Blues need goalie Jordan Binnington to remain on top of his game against a Sharks team looking to stay hot at home. Tracey Myers has 5 keys for Game 5.

-- Facing adversity and winning on the road is nothing new to the Blues, and that's why they are confident heading into Game 5 in San Jose, writes Louie Korac. 

-- The Sharks say a noon start on the West Coast won't be a factor in Game 5, where they look to be 'ready to go,' writes Tracey Myers. 


Bruins seek Super help

-- The Boston Bruins will have 11 days between their last game and the start of the Stanley Cup Final. For some tips on how to deal with extra time off, they are talking to the NFL's New England Patriots, writes Amalie Benjamin. 

-- The Bruins expect to have defenseman Zdeno Chara back in the lineup when the Cup Final opens, reports Matt Kalman. 

-- Speaking of the Cup Final, here is the full schedule

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