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St. Louis Blues win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history


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The Blues won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history after defeating the Boston Bruins 4 games to 3.

Caleb Woods, For the Ledger

It’s another Game 7. A game that will live forever with Blues fans. 

The Blues have been down this road earlier in the playoffs against Dallas in which they outlasted the Stars in a dramatic overtime victory.  

This time they found themselves in another game 7 but this time on the road against the Boston Bruins. The puck drops and the Bruins come out hot, shooting the puck on Blues goalie Jordan Binnington. Just when the Bruins thought the Blues were down, Ryan O’Reilly scored for the Blues. The Blues led 1-0 and the score stayed the same until 7.9 seconds remained in the first period. That’s when the game winning goal was scored by Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo to make it 2-0 in favor of the Blues and they led 2-0 at the end of the period.

As soon as the Blues got the lead, they played tightened up defensively, where Boston wasn’t able to get a lot of shots on Binnington. This is the Blues hockey that Blues fans know and love. This type of play lasted the whole second period where no team scored. 

At the start of the third period, no one scored until Brayden Schenn found the back of the net halfway through the third on a nice pass from Vladimir Tarasenko to put the Blues on the board, 3-0. That’s when Blues fans start to sink in that the Blues are going to win the Cup but there was more hockey to be played. 

Close to the end of the period, the Blues continued to play Blues hockey as we’ve seen throughout the playoffs. The Blues managed to score one more goal. Ironically, coming from Zach Sanford, who is a Boston native. 

With the clock winding down, the Bruins managed to get on the board to cut the Blues lead to three goals but it was too late.

Play Gloria! Your St. Louis Blues are the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions! The Blues who were at the bottom of the standings in January were now Stanley Cup Champions breaking a 52 year drought.