BOSTON -- As soon as he put on his suit -- an uncharacteristically understated pink with a black fedora -- David Pastrnak said he knew. Not, perhaps, that he would score four goals against the Anaheim Ducks, just that it would be a good day.
BOSTON -- Dust hung in the air. Sections of the ninth floor remained unfinished. New seats were still being installed, as workers frantically tried to ready TD Garden hours before the puck dropped on the Boston Bruins' home opener. It seemed the least-changed thing on Causeway Street on Saturday was the Bruins themselves.
BOSTON -- Their voices were scratchy, or silent, or choked. They stared for seconds without speaking, the words stuck somewhere between minds clouded by exhaustion and bodies overwhelmed by the brick wall they had just run into. The feelings for the Boston Bruins were all too real, and impossible to comprehend.
BOSTON -- Matt Grzelcyk has been medically cleared and will likely play for the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at TD Garden (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
BOSTON -- For their 25th anniversary in 2012, Dean and Jennifer Kuhlman decided to take the whole family to Hawaii to celebrate. They had just gotten to the resort after the lengthy flight from Minnesota and decided to tour the property, exploring all it had to offer, finally wandering into the workout area.
BOSTON -- The last time the Boston Bruins played a game when they had a chance to win the Stanley Cup, in 2011 at the Vancouver Canucks, goalie Tuukka Rask could do little to affect the outcome. He hadn't played a single second of the Stanley Cup Playoffs that season, watching instead when goalie Tim Thomas captured the Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy and the hearts of Bruins fans forever.
BEDFORD, Mass. -- There is comfort in experience. There is comfort in knowing that the Boston Bruins have been through a Game 7 before -- back in the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs -- and that a select few have been through an experience even more aligned with the one they will have Wednesday, a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final.
The 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues concludes with Game 7 on Wednesday. NHL.com writers covering the series will provide a daily Stanley Cup Final postcard from whatever city they're in. Today, staff writer Amalie Benjamin reflects on the Bruins' road to the game that will decide the 2019 Stanley Cup champions.