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Bruins and Blues meet in Game 5 tonight

The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins will resume play in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final tonight at TD Garden. The biggest question going into Game 5 is if defenseman Zdeno Chara, rumored to have a broken jaw, will suit up. If anyone is going to come back and play after an injury like that, it’s Chara. The question is whether it’ll be in tonight, Game 6 or if at all this series. On the St. Louis side, It looks like Robert Bortuzzo will slot in for Joel Edmundson, who hasn’t been effective in the series. Bortuzzo will partner with Vince Dunn, who returned in Game 4 and was a difference-maker for the Blues.

St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins 8 p.m. NBC (Series tied 2-2)

Pregame at: Stanley Cup of Chowder - St. Louis Game Time

Hockey Headlines

If Zdeno Chara can’t play, who would be the best replacement? Former Florida Panthers blue-liner Steven Kampfer is a candidate. (Chowda)

The Buffalo Sabres have two first round picks in Vancouver. What should they do with the one that will come at 30 or 31? (Die By The Blade)

The first buyout window for NHL teams opens in mid-June, and there are some notable players who could be affected. (The Hockey News)

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson underwent successful surgery for his injured groin. (USA Today)

Could a deal be in the works between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes? (Pension Plan Puppets)

New Buffalo coach Ralph Krueger is confident the Sabres can re-sign leading goal-scorer Jeff Skinner (The Buffalo News)

LBC Poll O’ the Day

Who will win Game 5 of the SCF?

Boston Bruins12
St. Louis Blues 34