What the Blues had to say after losing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final

TRENDING:      Tedy Bruschi       Delta       Class ring        Sam Summer       Sharks       MBTA fares The St. Louis Blues bungled their chance to hoist the hardware on their home ice Sunday night. With a 3-2 series lead, the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy in the building, an estimated 40,000 fans ready to celebrate at downtown watch party, and the top floor of a local bar rented out for potential postgame festivities, the Blues couldn’t finish the job in Game 6. The Bruins struck first midway through the first period — a goal Berube pegged as an early difference maker. Already on a power play, Boston earned another man-up advantage when Blues center Ryan O’Reilly couldn’t clear the puck and was whistled for delay of game. Fifty-eight seconds of 5-on-3 is a surefire recipe for generating scoring chances, especially when the league’s best power play unit of the postseason is on the attack. Left wing Brad Marchand notched his first non-empty netter score of the series, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead they would never relinquish. “When you score first, it changes a lot,’’ Berube said. “Obviously, it gives you a ton of confidence and momentum. I liked our start. I thought we wer...

New Skoda Karoq Velo concept car for cyclists has its own washing machine

Skoda has built a concept version of its mid-sized SUV, called the Karoq Velo. Designed to meet the needs of cyclists, it features a range of additional technology, including a built-in washing machine, a pressure washer and a fridge, which the Czech firm claims will improve riders’ pre- and post-ride experience. The Karoq Velo’s design was led by a survey of 1,500 cyclists, who were asked to list the downsides of cycling. Two major frustrations for the respondents were returning to their car in damp cycling gear with a muddy bicycle. To remedy the issue, Skoda fitted an integrated washing machine and pressure washer to the Velo concept. Skoda has also fitted two types of cycle storage system to the Karoq Velo; a conventional roof-mounted cycle-rack with space for two bikes and a boot-mounted cycle-rack with space for one. Skoda also claims that, even though the interior rack encroaches on the Karoq’s rear bench seat, practicality hasn’t been affected with the Velo still offering space for four adults. Another bugbear for survey respondents was dealing with bike mechanical issues, especially at night. To address this Skoda fitted the Karoq Velo with a suite of LED lights and spa...