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Fresh Links: Black and Blue

A monster hit by Torey Krug signalled the end of the Blues’ two-goal lead.

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
Maybe David Perron should not have poked that bear (Torey Krug)
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The Bruins battled back from behind on the strength of secondary scoring contributions to take Stanley Cup Final, Game #1 over the Blues by a score of 4-2. Tune in for Game #2 on Wednesday at TD Garden, 8:00 PM ET.

  • Having shed their rust, the Bruins were finally able to test the familiar young goaltender that took the Blues from worst to first in the Western Conference. Patriot Ledger
  • Also, nice elbow to David Backes’ head, there, Jordan Binnington. WEEI
  • Apparently all that scary rust flaked off the Bruins during the first intermission. NBC Sports
  • Sticktaps to Bruce Cassidy and Sean Kuraly for last nigh’s win- judicious deployment of the Bruins’ energy line was key For Boston. The Hockey News
  • Torey Krug demonstrated remarkable restraint in his highlight-reel hit on Robert Thomas. (With video). Bruins Daily
  • The Krug hit was a momentum changer, and the Blues subsequently blew a two goal lead. But as Patrice Bergeron cautions us “It’s one game.” TSN
  • How ‘bout that heaping helping of Cliffy Hockey last night? Connor Clifton has honed his skill and now makes the most of his remarkable hockey instinct. HockeyBuzz
  • Boston hit a franchise record in achieving the comeback win. (With video) NESN
  • How did the Bruins get here? Don't discount a lot of innovation and infrastructure investment from ownership and management. Press Herald
  • You may have recognized the honorary flag captains from last night- it was great to see them all again. @NHLBruins
  • I don’t usually duplicate links, but Charlie Coyle’s Players Tribune piece is remarkable. It is about family, and about a key event in Coyle’s young life. Read it. (Link included) WEEI

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Enjoy the League’s Morning Skate bulletin. NHL
  • On the topic of NHL video review, guess which Bruin advocates dumping video review entirely? ESPN
  • Speaking of tools, The Bettman sees video review as useful, but in need of refinement. Forbes