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Bruins' Backes must face Blues buddies for Stanley Cup

BOSTON (AP) David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey.

The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday night when the Blues and Bruins open the final in Boston. It's not the ideal situation for the 35-year-old Backes, but after waiting 13 seasons to get to this point, he'll take it.

"It's a binary decision now. It's us or them. One of us is going to win the Cup," he said this week after the Blues beat San Jose in the West final.

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Leaders
Points: B. Marchand100
Plus/Minus: P. Bergeron23
Shots on Goal: D. Pastrnak235
PIM: B. Marchand96
Win: T. Rask27
Shutouts: J. Halak5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 257 (11)
Shots: 2680 (9)
PP%: 25.9% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 797 (2)
Assists: 442 (10)
SH Goals: 7 (14)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 62 16 4 128
x-Boston 49 24 9 107
x-Toronto 46 28 8 100
Montreal 44 30 8 96
Florida 36 32 14 86
Buffalo 33 39 10 76
Detroit 32 40 10 74
Ottawa 29 47 6 64
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 212 (28)
Shots Against: 2416 (26)
PK%: 79.9% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 814 (1)
Shutouts: 9 (3)
Sv%: 0.912 (7)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/16 Z. Chara Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
5/15 C. Wagner Right arm (day-to-day)
4/6 K. Miller Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
10/24 U. Vaakanainen Concussion (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/21 J. Forsbacka Karlsson Signed with European team Vaxjo Lakers HC-Sweden
5/13 E. Johansson Signed with European team HV71-Sweden
5/10 C. McAvoy Suspension Over
5/7 C. McAvoy Suspended One game for illegal check
5/3 O. Steen Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/2 K. Keyser Called up from minors from Oshawa-OHL
5/1 A. Blidh Contract extended Two-year contract extension
4/30 R. Fitzgerald Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
4/30 J. Studnicka Called up from minors Oshawa-OHL
4/30 J. Forsbacka Karlsson Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
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