Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

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Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making
Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman. "Not really," the legendary coach said. "Because we didn't have a big opportunity to win that series." Orr and the big, bad Boston Bruins swept Bowman's overmatched, expansion-era Blues in that series. Now 49 years later, Boston is in its third final in nine seasons and St. Louis is back for the first time since 1970, but this Bruins-Blues rematch is a showdown between two of the NHL's best teams since Jan. 1. "Now it's more level," Bowman said. "(The Blues) don't give a lot of room in their end, and of course their goalie's been lights

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