BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins' eight-game playoff win streak ended with a thud, marred by missed opportunities and continued futility from their best players.
BOSTON (AP) — Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson bumped into coach Craig Berube in the bathroom before the start of overtime and told him: "I just need one more."
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins (all times Eastern):
Gunnarsson lifts Blues past Senators 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson is feeling much better these days, and it is certainly showing on the ice.
Gunnarsson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:44 left in the third period, lifting St. Louis to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
It was his first in 29 career games against Ottawa, and second overall goal in as many games since missing three games due because of an illness.
Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask help Bruins beat Blues 5-2
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.
Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, who was 252-153 with 63 ties. Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner, is 252-145-56 in 474 games with Boston.
Torey Krug, David Backes, Brad Marchand and Sean Kuraly also scored for the Bruins.
Blues’ Gunnarsson out 6 months to heal torn ACL
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson will miss at least six months on the ice after surgery to repair a torn ALC in his left knee.
The Blues say the 31-year-old Gunnarsson was hurt during the first period of the Blues' 4-1 win over Vancouver on March 23. In 63 games this season, the Swede had five goals and four assists along with 22 penalty minutes.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It had been a year and two days since Patrik Berglund turned in a multi-goal game for the St. Louis Blues. He delivered Friday night when his team really needed it.
Berglund scored twice and the surging Blues overcame a season-ending injury to defenseman Carl Gunnarsson, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 for their fourth consecutive victory.
Hutton stops 27 shots in Blues’ 1-0 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two shots off the crossbar and another one off of St. Louis goalie Carter Hutton's skate were the difference in the Blues securing a 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Of the 27 saves Hutton made in earning his third shutout of the season, one his last stops proved to be his finest with 32 seconds left. Hutton spread-eagled through the crease to have Sam Reinhart's one-timer bank off his right skate blade.
Tarasenko, Schwartz send Blues to 4-2 win over Kings
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Five days after his first child was born, St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson left the rink with a special present for his daughter.
"I've got the puck," Gunnarsson said after scoring the game-winning goal Monday night in a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz each had a goal and an assist to lead the Blues in a matchup between two of the NHL's top squads.
Blues improve to 4-0, beat Rangers 3-1 behind Hutton
NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Blues recognize that they've entered the new NHL season in a precarious position because of injuries to key players.
They're not letting that stop them from finding ways to win.
"Next man up is the mentality we have to have," coach Mike Yeo said after Carter Hutton made 16 of his 32 saves in the third period to help the Blues remain unbeaten with a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Jake Allen makes 38 saves, Blues beat Hitchcock-led Stars
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Allen and the Blues did everything they could to spoil former coach Ken Hitchcock's return to St. Louis.
Allen made 38 saves and the Blues used three first-period goals to beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 in their home opener on Saturday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal crashed head-first into the boards in Game 5 of their playoff series on Saturday against St. Louis that sent him to a nearby hospital for further observation.
The Wild announced that Staal was alert and stable, before play began in the third period.