The St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 in Game 6 of the National Hockey League's Western Conference final on Tuesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins. St. Louis won the final three games to take the best-of-seven series and reach the final for the first time since 1970. Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each contributed a power-play goal, and goalie Jordan Binnington made 25 saves for the Blues. "We always believed we could do this," said Tarasenko. "But it's still an unbelievable feeling." Game 1 of the final series is Monday night in Boston. Harold Maass
Here's a tip for the New York Rangers: Don't let the Kings take you to overtime. The first two games of the Stanley Cup finals have both gone to extra minutes, and both times the Kings put home the winning shot.
In the second overtime Saturday, L.A.'s Dustin Brown tipped the puck past netminder Henrik Lundqvist to cap a furious comeback and give the Kings a commanding two games to none lead in the series. --Jon Terbush