St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup in Franchise History

The Blues put together three periods of dominant hockey and won Game 7

Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
By Evan Bleier / June 13, 2019 8:53 am

As the Bruins found out, that’s why they call them the Blues.

In Boston on Wednesday night, the St. Louis Blues put together three periods of dominant hockey and won Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to capture the first cup in the history of the franchise.

Rookie goalie Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots in the 4-1 victory and Ryan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game to help lead their team to the upset win.

St. Louis had the worst record in the league in early January but won 30 of their final 49 regular-season games to earn a playoff spot and the team went on a run from there.

For the Bruins, the game was a huge disappointment as the team’s “perfection” line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak was a liability instead of a threat. It’s unfortunate for the Bruins as the team’s roster is stocked with older players who may not get another shot at winning a cup.

O’Reilly won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs and plans to bring the Stanley Cup to his hometown to celebrate with his 99-year-old grandmother.

“You dream of this for so long,” he said after the win. “As a kid, that feeling comes back to you of just what it means to win this thing. I still can’t believe this. I can’t believe I’m here right now and a Stanley Cup champion with this group of guys.”

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