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Elimination tournament in the National Hockey League

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The Stanley Cup playoffs is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League (NHL) consisting of four rounds of best-of-seven series to determine the league champion and the winner of the Stanley Cup. Eight teams from each of the two conferences qualify for the playoffs based on regular season points totals. The final round is commonly known as the Stanley Cup Finals, which matches the two conference champions.

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NHL announces return to play for the 2019-2020 season [Video]

NHL announces return to play for the 2019-2020 season

The National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman says the sport will go straight into an expanded 24-team playoff format and all games will be held in two hub cities if action resumes this year..

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The Blues' Game 7 hero was as unlikely as he was spectacular

Blues goalie wasn't even in the NHL at the start of the season, and after a Game 7 Stanley Cup win, it makes you ask: Who else is out there?
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Blues' Binnington goes from castoff to Stanley Cup champion

Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington goes from castoff to Stanley Cup champion
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Bruins rout Blues 5-1 to force Game 7 of Stanley Cup Finals

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes 28 saves to deny the St. Louis Blues a chance to win their first Stanley Cup title at home.
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Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

Rask helps Boston Bruins force Game 7 with 5-1 win over St. Louis Blues
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Newspaper accidentally posts ads congratulating Blues for winning Stanley Cup ... before actually winning it

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave its readers a sneak peek of content congratulating the Blues intended for after Stanley Cup Final.
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Fan will $100,000 if Blues win Stanley Cup, refuses to sell ticket or hedge his bet

In January, when the Blues were near last place, Scott Berry was in Las Vegas when he noticed that the Blues were listed as 250-1 longshot
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Berube's Blues living dangerously, on verge of winning Cup

Craig Berube's Blues living dangerously, on verge of winning Stanley Cup
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Stanley Cup Finals: Jordan Binnington helps Blues move one win from first championship

Rookie goalie Jordan Binnington negated Zdeno Charaโ€™s inspirational decision to play hurt as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 2-1.
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