Newspaper sends premature congratulations message to the Blues


"In preparation for the outcome of the Stanley Cup Final, some of our readers got a sneak peek at what our advertisers are hoping to say to the Blues, the fans and St. Louis", the media outlet replied to Twitter users. Yes, they have run into a hot goaltender, but the team must generate a lot more scoring opportunities. When it comes to tight series like this, if you are going to win, you need guys to step up, and Sanford may just be the guy that makes the difference that goes unnoticed this year.

But perhaps the score of this series is not as fair.

The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded for the most valuable player over the duration of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, not only in the Stanley Cup Final itself. It is just that.

Put this one up with the overtime hand pass in Game 3 of the Western Conference final and the cross-checking penalty that helped eliminate the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round. The Blues let the game get away from them and took a 7-2 loss.

The St. Louis Blues are on the brink of franchise history with a chance to win the first Stanley Cup in their 52-year existence Sunday. "I don't agree with all the calls". Since then, they've had five power plays in two games (going 0 for 5), but the bigger concern for Boston coach Bruce Cassidy was the calls that aren't being made.

It was the ideal reminder that yes, the Blues are playing for each other, and playing for a Cup-starved city - but they are also playing for family in Game 6 on Sunday night.

"I'm not here to judge the officials and calls that could have been or couldn't have been".

Yes, the whistles go both ways and both teams have the right to be upset when they're on the wrong end of it, but to the victor go the spoils. Insert your own reaction to all that. "You walk through the room, you see a guy, he's despondent".

A frustrated Cassidy declared after Game 5 that "The National Hockey League's getting a black-eye with their officiating in these playoffs".

As many people around don't like Pierre McGuire, kudos to him for saying "That's a trip".

Chara left Game 4 dripping blood after taking that puck off his face, but he gave the building a lift when he followed Rask onto the ice for the pregame skate wearing a full-face shield.

Slava Fetisov called Vladimir Tarasenko midway through the second round of the playoffs to deliver an important message. They've done that well, especially in muzzling Boston's top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak in five-on-five play.

"You don't worry about what happened in Game 3", Schenn said. Now that the series returns to Boston, the Bruins are hoping to claim yet another lopsided victory over the Blues. The Bruins, meanwhile, join a laundry list of teams that have every reason to feel cheated in a post-season that has been marred by poor officiating. All they have to do is look back just six weeks ago when they were faced with the same exact scenario against the Maple Leafs. "If they don't win tonight, then they have to come into a Game 7 in our building - and that's pressure for them, I'm sure". How did the Bruins respond?

Game 6 is slated to get underway at 8 p.m.