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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