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A physical Game #1 is spilling over into Game #2

2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One
Big hits come in small packages
Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The Bruins host the Blues in Stanley Cup Final Game #2 tonight, tune in at 8:00PM ET on NBCSN.

  • Different opponents, different styles of hockey. Surprisingly, Bruce Cassidy’s system remains the same- however that does not mean some things don’t change. 985 The Sports Hub
  • This Bruins team has got a “new-school” vibe.
  • It appears that Robert Thomas, recipient of that Torey Krug hit, will not be in the lineup tonight. CBS Boston
  • That hit had nothing to do with Thomas’ absence, according to Coach Berube. WEEI
  • Connor Clifton has always played his own brand of hockey- the word ‘quit’ is not in his vocabulary. NHL
  • Bruce Cassidy noted Charlie McAvoy’s puck moving skill that drives puck possession. NBCSports Boston
  • Despite a vast array in size, Boston’s blueliners manage to pull together a surprisingly effective defense. TSN
  • Do you realize how very clutch Sean Kuraly has been in his two postseasons for the Bruins?
  • If Zdeno Chara can no longer out-skate an opponent, he’ll study video to find a chink in the armour to exploit. There is no escape, just respect. ESPN

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Today’s Morning Skate. NHL
  • Was it a good sign that a rat interrupted a RDS live spot from TD Garden? Streamable, via Reddit
  • We’re number one! Boston is tops in one study of the best hockey towns in the nation. WEEI
  • Lil Nas X was favorably impressed by his first hockey game. NESN