Chris Johnston
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Chris Johnston is in his 14th season covering the NHL and fifth for Sportsnet. His career began with The Canadian Press and has covered 10 Stanley Cup finals and two Olympics. He is a frequent contributor to Sportsnet's TV and radio platforms and a regular guest on the "Puck Talks" speaking series.
Game 7 comes full circle for Heinen, Canucks fan turned Bruins winger
Chris Johnston
Danton Heinen doesn’t have any trouble recalling where he was the last time the Bruins played a Game 7 for the Stanley Cup. Or what he was wearing: a Canucks jersey, up in the stands of Rogers Arena as his boyhood team fell to the Bruins in 2011.
Ville Nieminen has seen both sides of Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final
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Bergeron's pre-game speech motivates Bruins to push Final to Game 7
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With the pressure of 100,00 Blues fans waiting to celebrate a Stanley Cup win, Patrice Bergeron adjusted the emotional thermostat in the Bruins' room, setting the stage for a winner-take-all Game 7.
Bouwmeester likely to get first pass if Blues win Stanley Cup
Chris Johnston
The first pass of the Cup is an honour traditionally given to a player who has endured more than all others to reach that glorious moment and Jay Bouwmeester would be the obvious choice for the St. Louis Blues.
Chara's return not enough to spur Bruins to Game 5 win vs. Blues
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Vaakanainen ready, but it's a 'long shot' Bruins use him for gaps on D
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Urho Vaakanainen is creeping into the conversation for the Boston Bruins' battered blue-line despite having just two games and 18 total minutes of NHL experience to his name.
Chara's injury could spell conditioning struggles for Bruins captain
Chris Johnston
Zdeno Chara met with doctors upon the team's return to Boston on Tuesday, but the exact nature of his injury remains unknown. We may not find out until after this series is over. However, you can be sure that he and the medical staff are doing everything possible to try and get him back on the ice.
O’Reilly's unique stick delivers Blues Game 4 win to even Stanley Cup Final
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Bruins' Rask speaking to a whole country in goofy Finnish interviews
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Tuukka Rask is on a historical run of consistency during these playoffs, while telling people back home that the pursuit of a lifelong dream can be fun.