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Bruins have important edge in experience heading into Game 7 of Cup Final

MacLean believes key advantage could be difference in series against Blues

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Gord Murphy, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Don Nachbaur will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down why experience played a big factor in the Boston Bruins' 5-1 win in Game 6 against the St. Louis Blues and how it could be the decisive factor in Game 7.

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Bruins need to continue road success in Game 6 of Cup Final against Blues

Murphy says Rask, top line can steal win, extend series

by Gord Murphy / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this Stanley Cup Final edition, Murphy, a former assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers, discusses where the focus will go for Game 6 after the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 on Thursday.

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Blues, Bruins have no surprises left for Game 5 in Stanley Cup Final

Marcoux says familiar foes must focus on details, execution

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this Stanley Cup Final edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, discusses where the focus will go for Game 5 after the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 in Game 4 on Monday.

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Blues need to stay composed, out of box in Game 4 of Final vs. Bruins

MacLean says Boston leads series thanks to experience, power play

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Gord Murphy, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Don Nachbaur will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down what went wrong for the St. Louis Blues and right for the Boston Bruins in Boston's 7-2 win in Game 3 of the Final, and what the Blues need to do in Game 4.

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Blues, Bruins focus on adjustments for Game 3 of Cup Final

Nachbaur says St. Louis must duplicate success from Game 2; Boston needs more from top line

by Don Nachbaur / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Nachbaur, a former assistant with the Los Angeles Kings, looks at adjustments the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues might make heading into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Blues, Bruins focus on adjustments for Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

Marcoux says St. Louis must play smarter, avoid penalties; Boston can't be satisfied after win in opener

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this Stanley Cup Final edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, discusses where the focus will go for Game 2 after the Boston Bruins defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 1 on Monday.

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Stanley Cup Final to feature similar styles from Blues, Bruins

Murphy says each team relies on defense, speed, forecheck, depth

by Gord Murphy / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Murphy, a former assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers and Philadelphia Flyers, breaks down the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. 

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Bruins' experience, power play could be difference in Cup Final

MacLean says bigger defensemen key for Blues

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down the 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins.

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Hurricanes need cleaner defensive-zone exits against Bruins in Game 3

Nachbaur says Carolina can follow Boston's example in Eastern Final

by Don Nachbaur / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Nachbaur, a former assistant with the Los Angeles Kings, looks at adjustments the Carolina Hurricanes might make in the Eastern Conference Final against the Boston Bruins.

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McElhinney gives Hurricanes proven insurance against Bruins in East Final

Marcoux says backup goalie boosts confidence for Carolina in playoffs

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Don Nachbaur and Gord Murphy will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, discusses the injury to Carolina Hurricanes goalie Peter Mrazek in the Eastern Conference Second Round and how Curtis McElhinney was the right guy at the right time to carry the Hurricanes through to the Eastern Conference Final.

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