TORONTO -- Ray Bourque first saw the Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup Final loss to the St. Louis Blues last season as a scar that might never heal. But the Hall of Fame defenseman now sees the result of the seven-game series in a different light, one he says he believes illustrated a leadership through the Bruins organization that brought them to within one win of a championship.
MONTREAL -- The tire probably was flat on the winged wheel of Jonathan Bernier's Detroit Red Wings logo when he peeled his jersey off Thursday, beaten down as it was by all the pucks shot into it by the Montreal Canadiens.
MONTREAL -- It had been more than 40 years since Jerry Price had spoken with Bernie Parent, and now the two men were sitting in the Montreal Canadiens alumni lounge at Bell Centre on Monday, turning back the clock.
MONTREAL --Jesperi Kotkaniemi shifted this way then that at Bell Centre on Sunday, finally deciding on a cute backhand, his penalty shot attempt perishing on the stick of Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price.
TORONTO -- What's missing from Ryan O'Reilly's helmet might be the best part of the scarred shell that's now in a Hockey Hall of Fame display case, part of a celebration of the 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.