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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday's Need To Know

06/10/2013 12:12 EDT | Updated 08/10/2013 05:12 EDT
The Stanley Cup final is down to a best-of-five as the series shifts to a showdown in Boston on Hockey Night In Canada on Monday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 7:30 p.m. ET).

Stay up to date on the news from the Blackhawks-Bruins series, as well as moves made around the NHL with this list, which will be updated throughout the day:

- The Bruins' line combinations at practice on Monday morning looked roughly the same as those we saw at the end of Game 2, with the bottom six forwards undergoing some changes.

- Meanwhile, this is what the Blackhawks lines look like after their morning skate.

- As Tim Wharnsby writes, the 'Hawks will have speedster Viktor Stalberg back in the lineup.

- Happy Birthday, Dougie Hamilton! But, sorry, you won't be in the lineup for Game 3. Maybe there will be cake in the press box.

- Boston coach Claude Julien is hoping to reach a milestone in Game 3.

- Not to be outdone by Michael Jordan outside the United Center, George Washington is getting into the Stanley Cup final spirit on the Boston Common.

- NHL pioneer Willie O'Ree has a high opinion of Boston's Patrice Bergeron. But was that question actually about hair?

- Whoa, whoa, whoa, Nathan MacKinnon. Keep the Chara-is-Frankenstein's-monster quips to yourself (just kidding).

- The highly-ranked prospect was also on hand in Boston to meet Coach's Corner star Don Cherry.

- Sounds like you should tune in for the opening intro on Hockey Night In Canada, since @b0undless has something special up his sleeve.

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