2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL Notebook: Inside Bruins locker room, snapshots of previous Cup triumphs offer reminder of what’s within Boston’s grasp

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ST. LOUIS — David Pastrnak doesn’t have to venture very far in the Bruins’ locker room to hear the anecdotes that every hockey player at one point or another dreamed of living.

How much does the Stanley Cup weigh? What was going through your head as the final seconds ticked off the clock?

Just 18 years old when he cracked a spot up in the NHL ranks, Pastrnak has heard these tales countless times before — delivered by the five stalwarts on Boston’s roster that remain from the 2011 Stanley Cup run in Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask.

But sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words — and Bruce Cassidy and his club are making quite the statement with a couple of additions to Boston’s locker room.