BOSTON -- There is nothing quite like coming home.
Among several other New England natives on the roster, Charlie Coyle (Weymouth, Mass.) has learned that while playing as a timely in-season acquisition for the Boston Bruins en route to the first Stanley Cup Final appearance of his career.
Meanwhile, Auburn, N.H., native Zach Sanford comes into Game 2 of the best-of-seven series at TD Garden as a visitor. Still, he shared the same dreams as Coyle and the area natives who he will oppose with the Western Conference champion St. Louis Blues.
The opportunity is a special one for the 24-year-old playing on a team that is filled with fellow Stanley Cup newcomers.