St. Louis Blues win first Stanley Cup title
History has been made in St. Louis. For the first time in team history, the St. Louis Blues have won the Stanley Cup. The Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7, winning the overall series 4-3.
The Blues scored two of their goals in the first period and both teams were scoreless in the second. The third period is where the Blues secured the cup, outscoring the Bruins 2-1 to take home the victory. All four goals were scored by different players for the Blues with Brayden Schenn, Zachy Sanford, Alex Pietrangelo, and Ryan O'Reilly all lighting the lamp. Goaltender Jordan Binnington earned the win between the Pipes, stopping 32 out of the 33 shots fired his way. This puts the cap on a cinderella story for the Blues. St. Louis were in last place in the entire league on January 2nd and rode a wave of momentum all the way to the Stanley Cup final. The Con Smyth Trophy was won by O'Reilly, who was the overall scoring leader for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Blues had never won a Stanley Cup before this season, ending a 50 year drought for the franchise. This is also the first Stanley Cup victory for former Alaska Nanook Colton Parayko. He is the first Nanook to hold the cup since Jordan Hendry in 2010.