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Bruins vs. Blues live stream: Watch 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 online

Bruins vs. Blues live stream: Watch 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 online

After nearly two weeks of rest, the Boston Bruins will host the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final on Monday night at TD Garden.

The Bruins have endured 11 days off between Game 1 against the Blues and their Eastern Conference Final-clinching Game 4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Long layoffs typically hurt teams in the Stanley Cup Final, but the Bruins have plenty of championship experience to draw from. 

The Blues, meanwhile, are making their first Cup Final appearance since 1970, when they lost to the B's on Bobby Orr's famous flying goal in overtime of Game 4. St. Louis has zero players with Cup-winning experience, and its best player in the playoffs might be rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington. Experience is no guarantee of success, but it will be interesting to see how the Blues respond to adversity in this series against a veteran Bruins core that's seen it all in the postseason.

The Blues also are aiming for their first Stanley Cup Final win in team history, having gone 0-12 in their three previous series in 1968, 1969 and 1970. Boston is searching for its first Game 1 win in a Cup Final since 1974.

Here's how and when to watch Bruins and Blues battle in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Be sure to also watch "Hockey Pregame Live" at 7 p.m. ET with Michael Felger and Tony Amonte on NBC Sports Boston, as well as "Hockey Postgame Live" with Felger and Amonte after the game.

When: Monday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports

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Don Sweeney says Brandon Carlo is 'really important' to Bruins' success

Don Sweeney says Brandon Carlo is 'really important' to Bruins' success

Brandon Carlo is a huge part of the Boston Bruins' success, and general manager Don Sweeney couldn't express that enough Tuesday.

Carlo signed a two-year contract with the Bruins on Tuesday morning worth $2.85 million per season and Sweeney said he couldn't have been happier. 

"It's a really, really important day for us. [Brandon is a] big, big part of our club," said Sweeney according to BostonBruins.com's Eric Russo. "As I referenced with Charlie the other day, really important [pieces] of what we accomplished last year, what we hope to accomplish this year, and many, many years going forward."

He added: "Brandon is going to be a part of the Boston Bruins and I indicated that while we were going through negotiations, to him and to everybody else. I'm very excited to have him back in the fold."

At just 22, Carlo is maturing into one of the best young defensive-defensemen in the NHL, and naturally, Sweeney recognizes that. 

"I said this to Brandon this morning - from a leadership standpoint, he's able to now feel comfortable in his own skin to take the next young player and realize this is how we do things," said Sweeney. "And I think he wants that. So, for me, I don't think you can put a ceiling on what he's capable of doing."

Carlo has managed to flourish paired alongside Torey Krug and develop specific skills in order to benefit the Bruins.

"But he also has to live to his own ideals of what he does really well," Sweeney said. "And obviously, shutting down and taking responsibility to end games, to close out games, to protect teammates, to block shots, to do the things that other players might not be willing to do, he does really well."

Carlo will have a lot more responsibility on his shoulders come the start of the regular season, but he should be able to handle it just fine as he's improved each season since joining Boston in 2016.

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TD Garden before and after photo shows huge transformation

TD Garden before and after photo shows huge transformation

TD Garden is going to look a little different this season, and it might be for the best.

The home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics' shared a side-by-side photo of the old, black-and-gold seats compared to the new all-black seating. 

Take a look.


After three months of hard work, The Garden notes that this is just the first round of improvements coming to the arena. The upgrades include new seating (as mentioned above), improvements to the Garden HDX and an all-new entertainment level called "Rafters."

The $100 million dollar investment is only about halfway done, and will take at least another year to finish. This whopping investment also will bring more space and food options to the loge and balcony seating areas, locker room upgrades and much more. 

The Garden opened in 1995, then as the Fleet Center, as a replacement for the original Boston Garden, and the black-and-gold seats were a staple in the arena since it first opened. 

Unfortunately, if you were a fan of the gold seating, you'll have to suck it up and enjoy the rest of the upgrades. Besides, those new seats do look comfortable.

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