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Surges by Schwartz, Tarasenko have Blues one win away from Cup Final

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS — Jaden Schwartz is on a scoring run that has the St. Louis Blues dreaming big. Schwartz’s hat trick in Game 5 on Sunday helped give the Blues a 3-2 series lead against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference final and set the single-season franchise record for playoff wins. The Blues could advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970 when they host Game
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Schwartz, Tarasenko have Blues close to Cup Final

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz is on a scoring run that has the St. Louis Blues dreaming big. Schwartz’s hat trick in Game 5 on Sunday helped give the Blues a 3-2 series lead against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference final and set the single-season franchise record for playoff wins. The Blues could advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970 when they host
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Bruins’ Chara says he’s on track for Stanley Cup Final

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston’s Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated prior to practices over the weekend but didn’t participate in any full sessions. He said he felt good after the Bruins’ 45-minute workout on Monday and is on track to play
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St. Louis hosts San Jose with 3-2 series lead

[ad_1] San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, second in the Pacific Division during the regular season) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, third in the Central Division during the regular season) St. Louis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: St. Louis leads series 3-2 BOTTOM LINE: The St. Louis Blues host the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 lead in the series. The teams meet Tuesday for
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‘Canes surge into summer with confidence after playoff run

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes enter the offseason confident of one thing: They shouldn’t have to wait another decade to return to the playoffs. They hope their nucleus will make postseason appearances an every-year thing. The Hurricanes made their first playoff berth since 2009 last much longer than most expected, advancing to the Eastern Conference final before they were swept by the Boston Bruins. After getting a
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Sharks dealing with key injuries heading into Game 6

[ad_1] SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed. The Sharks left town Monday to play Game 6 of the Western Conference final at St. Louis with questions about the status of captain Joe Pavelski, high-scoring forward Tomas Hertl and playmaking defenseman Erik Karlsson. Coach Peter DeBoer gave no update on their conditions and didn’t say whether
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Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks

[ad_1] SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot and Jaden Schwartz added the first of his three goals during a dominant second period that carried St. Louis to the brink of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, sending the Blues to a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.