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  • @PatB • 3m

    Bruins 3, Blues 1: Home ice advantage. Big-game experience. Hot goalie. Dangerous power play. The Bruins have too many factors going for them. They are confident after going into St. Louis and beating the Blues 5-1 to force a Game 7. The Bruins trademark this season has the been the consistency they bring each and every game.

    My Pick: Boston -180 80%
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      Would love to see a Bruins defenseman score in overtime, go flying through the air and get a statue outside TD Garden. But Boston should get this done in regulation.

  • Best two words in sports, GAME SEVEN! Lets go baby this one should be a good one. I a, siding with the home team Bruins in this one. I still cant believe that the Blues Organization printed shirts and posted an ad in the paper congratulating their team on winning this thing before the fat lady had sung. I think that karma alone kills them. The Bruins have been one of the best teams in the league all year and Tuukka Rask has been the best goalie in the postseason so far. Jordan Binnington has been tough this year, but he has been a bit weaker in the postseason. He had just six losses in the Regular season, but 10 so far in the playoffs. Take the Bruins to raise the cup tonight

    My Pick: Boston -180 50%
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  • @rc • 3m

    Tuukka Rask has been unfairly maligned by a segment of the Boston fanbase for years. But a shutout in Game 7 and walking away with the Conn Smythe Trophy would be a good way for the winningest goalie in Bruins history to cement his legacy.

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  • Lord Stanley will reside in St. Louis after tonight. I believe the Blues will take the Title on their home ice Sunday night. Jordan Binningtgon has been tough to score on the last two games and the Blues have found out a way to stop the Boston power-play. They have plenty of momentum and the Enterprise Center will be rocking all night long. Its hard to see the Bruins coming out on top in this one.

    My Pick: St. Louis -120 50%
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  • Game 1 and 3 went well Over and I like the reward at +115 on the OVER tonight. Jordan Bennington has an 873 save percentage/3.90 goals in this series. He took a while to blossom and he's been cold in the limelight. Bruins score often all year and the fatigue of the playoffs is showing. Blues are well overwhelmed in this series which means goals will come often.

    My Pick: Over 5.5
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  • @Hitman • 4m

    Although the bookmakers expected to see a low-scoring series, two of the previous three contests were finished in the over with six or more goals in the total. The Bruins offense seems sharp, and the over has hit in seven of the previous ten head-to-head duels in St. Louis, so Im taking the over. Betting Pick: Over 5.5 goals (+120)

    My Pick: Over 5.5 70%
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  • I like Boston to come away with another victory in St. Louis Monday night. Boston is clearly the better team and I believe they will win this series and the Stanley Cup. They still have some work to do and it will start tonight on the road. Binnington had a 1.89 GAA during the regular season, but he has posted a 2.54 GAA in the playoffs so far. He is still a young goalie and the experience goes to Rask, who has allowed a mere 1.75 gpg over his last 16 games. Boston is also far superior on offense and they showed that by putting up seven goals in game three. Take the Bruins to grab a commanding 3-1 lead in this series with all the pucks they put on net.

    My Pick: Boston +100 50%
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  • @PatB • 4m

    Play Physical, Irritate Rask, Shoot, Build a Blue Line WALL

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      Thats exactly right - hope they execute well today! 50%

  • I like the Blues here at home. Confidence and momentum are key in winning in the postseason, and Blues have it. The Bruins just had their eight-game winning streak snapped at home in overtime which led to the momentum shift. While this not only gives the Blues momentum it also fills them with confidence after grabbing a huge win in game two of this series on Bostons ice. The Blues have been dominate at home this year, especially when Binnington took over in net. He went 14-2 with a 2.02 GAA at home during the regular-season and that included a 2-1 home win over the Bruins in a shootout. While this should be a close, scrappy contest, I like the Blues to continue what they have going and take a series lead here.

    My Pick: St. Louis -115 60%
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  • @Jay Z • 4m

    Boston is just too good right now. They shook off any rust in the first period of Game 1 then they took over the game. I expect more of the same here. I'm going with Bruins

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  • @NHLJets • 2m

    ESPN.com: Source: Jays trade Stroman to Mets for prospects

    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman has been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

    ESPN's Keith Law had Kay and Woods-Richardson ranked as the No. 6 and No. 7 prospects in the Mets system before the season.

    MLB.com was first to report the trade.

    Stroman, a first-time All-Star this season, is 6-11 in 21 starts with a 2.96 ERA. Mostly a ground ball pitcher, the 28-year-old has the third lowest home run percentage (1.

    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman has been traded to the New York Mets in exchange for pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

    ESPN's Keith Law had Kay and Woods-Richardson ranked as the No. 6 and No. 7 prospects in the Mets system before the season.

    MLB.com was first to report the trade.

    Stroman, a first-time All-Star this season, is 6-11 in 21 starts with a 2.96 ERA. Mostly a ground ball pitcher, the 28-year-old has the third lowest home run percentage (1.

  • @Capitals • 2m

    Fansided: Washington Capitals: A look back at Scott Stevens

    The Washington Capitals entered that 1982-83 season with some defensemen hurt, which opened up a chance for the then 18-year old Scott Stevens to make the team right out of training camp. Stevens was a physical defenseman that packed an offensive punch and he did exactly that on his first shift at his first to show the NHL world his arrival.

    Stevens scored his first career NHL goal on his first shot and finished with 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists) in 77 games. He finished third in the Calder Cup trophy voting as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.

    The Washington Capitals entered that 1982-83 season with some defensemen hurt, which opened up a chance for the then 18-year old Scott Stevens to make the team right out of training camp. Stevens was a physical defenseman that packed an offensive punch and he did exactly that on his first shift at his first to show the NHL world his arrival.

    Stevens scored his first career NHL goal on his first shot and finished with 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists) in 77 games. He finished third in the Calder Cup trophy voting as the NHL's Rookie of the Year.

  • Vegas Hockey Knight: Vegas Golden Knights: Life after Marc-Andre Fleury: Malcolm Subban?

    The big question is who is next? Based on the moves this offseason, the answer looks to be Malcolm Subban as he is far superior than any other goaltender the Knights have on their depth chart. Do the Knights think Malcolm Subban is the best option for a long-term netminder? Or is he the best they could get for the price point? Maybe a little of the first, and a lot more of the latter?

    This article we aren't going to discuss the contract because that has already been covered here by Richard Cardinale.

    Yes, Subban's record last season was a little shaky at 8-10-2, but there is more to the story.

    The big question is who is next? Based on the moves this offseason, the answer looks to be Malcolm Subban as he is far superior than any other goaltender the Knights have on their depth chart. Do the Knights think Malcolm Subban is the best option for a long-term netminder? Or is he the best they could get for the price point? Maybe a little of the first, and a lot more of the latter?

    This article we aren't going to discuss the contract because that has already been covered here by Richard Cardinale.

    Yes, Subban's record last season was a little shaky at 8-10-2, but there is more to the story.

  • @Canucks • 2m

    Fansided: Vancouver Canucks: Why Elias Pettersson won't have a sophomore slump

    Nope, not going to happen. At least, not to Vancouver Canucks' forward Elias Pettersson. The sophomore slump has been a hot topic in recent years, with players such as Nikita Zaitsev, Scott Wilson, and even Vancouver's very own Ben Hutton seeing a dip in production after their rookie campaigns in the NHL.

    The worry with Pettersson would be the less than glamorous second half of his season. After finding success early on -- from scoring ten emphatic goals in his first ten games to make everyone around the league take notice of him, all the way to his shifty moves and slick playmaking abilities that Canucks fans saw on a nightly basis -- Pettersson saw a dip in production in the second half of the season.

    Nope, not going to happen. At least, not to Vancouver Canucks' forward Elias Pettersson. The sophomore slump has been a hot topic in recent years, with players such as Nikita Zaitsev, Scott Wilson, and even Vancouver's very own Ben Hutton seeing a dip in production after their rookie campaigns in the NHL.

    The worry with Pettersson would be the less than glamorous second half of his season. After finding success early on -- from scoring ten emphatic goals in his first ten games to make everyone around the league take notice of him, all the way to his shifty moves and slick playmaking abilities that Canucks fans saw on a nightly basis -- Pettersson saw a dip in production in the second half of the season.

  • Toronto Mike's Blog: Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 495: Andrew Stoakley Returns

    In this 495th episode, Mike catches up with Andrew Stoakley while they spin some tunes. This episode is exactly 1:53:46.

    You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

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    In this 495th episode, Mike catches up with Andrew Stoakley while they spin some tunes. This episode is exactly 1:53:46.

    You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways:

    Subscribe in iTunes
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    Toronto Mike'd is proudly brought to you by Great Lakes Brewery, Palma Pasta, Property in the 6ix, StickerYou and Kapadia LLP.

  • TBO: Andrei Vasilevskiy's eight-year contract seems long. But is it?

    TAMPA -- Eight years is a long time. Most people have little idea where their careers will take them in eight years. Heck, think of how much trends change in that time.

    Eight years ago, Charlie Sheen re-defined #winning, planking meant taking a picture of yourself lying somewhere weird and maybe dangerous, and Rebecca Black sang about the wonders of Friday.

    At that time, Andrei Vasilevskiy was playing in the Russian juniors league. Now, he's the second Vezina winner under 25 in 30 years. In eight more years, Vasilevskiy is scheduled to be right here, going into the final year of his $76-million contract.

    TAMPA -- Eight years is a long time. Most people have little idea where their careers will take them in eight years. Heck, think of how much trends change in that time.

    Eight years ago, Charlie Sheen re-defined #winning, planking meant taking a picture of yourself lying somewhere weird and maybe dangerous, and Rebecca Black sang about the wonders of Friday.

    At that time, Andrei Vasilevskiy was playing in the Russian juniors league. Now, he's the second Vezina winner under 25 in 30 years. In eight more years, Vasilevskiy is scheduled to be right here, going into the final year of his $76-million contract.

  • Fansided: St. Louis Blues 2019-20 Player Projections: Vladimir Tarasenko

    St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been nothing short of spectacular throughout his seven-year career with the Blues. After another impressive season last year, look for him to continue his great play.

    In Tarasenko's seven seasons playing in the NHL, he has netted 30 or more goals in five of those years. If the Russian plays in more than 70 games in a year, then you can bank on him netting a high number of goals.

    The 27-year-old forward has registered 30 goals in five straight seasons and has tallied exactly 33 goals in each of the last two.

    St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been nothing short of spectacular throughout his seven-year career with the Blues. After another impressive season last year, look for him to continue his great play.

    In Tarasenko's seven seasons playing in the NHL, he has netted 30 or more goals in five of those years. If the Russian plays in more than 70 games in a year, then you can bank on him netting a high number of goals.

    The 27-year-old forward has registered 30 goals in five straight seasons and has tallied exactly 33 goals in each of the last two.

  • Fansided: 3 Ways the San Jose Sharks Can Replace the Loss of Joe Pavelski

    Joe Pavelski decided to join the Dallas Stars during this summers free agency period. Now the San Jose Sharks have a huge void to fill up front and will be looking for answers internally as the 2019 - 2020 season approaches.

    It will be nearly impossible to replace what the former captain brought to the San Jose Sharks locker room but from judging by Team Teal's roster composition it appears that they have skaters within their organization that can replace Pavelski's scoring output.

    The former Shark put up a monster season last year tallying leading the team with 38 goals and ending the season with a total of 64 points.

    Joe Pavelski decided to join the Dallas Stars during this summers free agency period. Now the San Jose Sharks have a huge void to fill up front and will be looking for answers internally as the 2019 - 2020 season approaches.

    It will be nearly impossible to replace what the former captain brought to the San Jose Sharks locker room but from judging by Team Teal's roster composition it appears that they have skaters within their organization that can replace Pavelski's scoring output.

    The former Shark put up a monster season last year tallying leading the team with 38 goals and ending the season with a total of 64 points.

  • @penguins • 2m

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Watch: Tanev talks about joining Penguins

    Brandon Tanev attended Smashfest this week in Toronto, a celebrity ping-pong tournament held to benefit cancer and concussion research.

    Before the event, Tanev spoke with reporters about his ping-pong skills, joining the Penguins, his summer with Gary Roberts and more:

    "Both Sidney (Crosby) and Matt Murray reached out to me," Tanev said. "It was awesome to chat with those guys for a little bit. I'm looking forward to finally meeting them in training camp .

    Brandon Tanev attended Smashfest this week in Toronto, a celebrity ping-pong tournament held to benefit cancer and concussion research.

    Before the event, Tanev spoke with reporters about his ping-pong skills, joining the Penguins, his summer with Gary Roberts and more:

    "Both Sidney (Crosby) and Matt Murray reached out to me," Tanev said. "It was awesome to chat with those guys for a little bit. I'm looking forward to finally meeting them in training camp .

  • @NHLFlyers • 2m

    Fansided: Where Do The Philadelphia Flyers Rank In The Metro On Paper?

    There's been a substantial amount of change in the Metro throughout this offseason. Top draft prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko have entered the fray while players such as P.K. Subban, Nikita Gusev, Jacob Trouba, and Semyon Varlamov have joined the Eastern Conference division as well. Artemi Panarin also stayed within the division even though he signed with a new team, going from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers.

    Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher did make moves to improve the roster this offseason in his own right, although nearly none of the players he brought in carry the same name value around the league as the talent mentioned above.

    There's been a substantial amount of change in the Metro throughout this offseason. Top draft prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko have entered the fray while players such as P.K. Subban, Nikita Gusev, Jacob Trouba, and Semyon Varlamov have joined the Eastern Conference division as well. Artemi Panarin also stayed within the division even though he signed with a new team, going from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers.

    Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher did make moves to improve the roster this offseason in his own right, although nearly none of the players he brought in carry the same name value around the league as the talent mentioned above.

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