St. Louis Blues Win Historic First Stanley Cup


The NHL’s worst team as of the new 2019 calendar year, the St. Louis Blues completed their remarkable and historic season turnaround with a decisive, defensive Game 7 masterpiece to upend the Boston Bruins and win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

On the backs of a stellar goaltending performance from rookie Jordan Binnington, paired with the defensive prowess of veterans Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester, and the offensive spark to pounce on a number of Bruins miscues, giving the Blues the 4-1 victory at TD Garden to win on enemy ice. Conn Smythe winner Ryan O’Reilly, Pietrangelo, Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford were the scorers for St. Louis, who made Bruins goaltender and potential playoff MVP Tuukka Rask look almost human again after a stellar playoffs.

The win marks the Blues’ first championship in team history, ending a 52 year drought, in a season that saw a climb from the NHL basement, a midseason coaching change, and the emergence of a major goalie star in Binnington. The Blues, with the largest contingent of Canadian players in the Finals, see a number of Canadian World and Olympic medallists hoist the Cup, including O’Reilly, Pietrangelo, Colton Parayko and Jay Bouwmeester, who becomes the 29th player in hockey history to join the Triple Gold Club.

Our congratulations go out to the players, management and fans of the St. Louis Blues, with those on the roster that have also held the IHLC highlighted in bold:

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jake Allen, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bill Armstrong, assistant GM
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Doug Armstrong, general manager
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Ivan Barbashev, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Craig Berube, head coach
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jordan Binnington, goaltender
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Samuel Blais, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Robert Bortuzzo, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jay Bouwmeester, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Tyler Bozak, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Michael Del Zotto, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rob DiMaio, director
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vince Dunn, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Joel Edmundson, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Robby Fabbri, forward
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Carl Gunnarsson, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Al MacInnis, special advisor
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Patrick Maroon, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan O’Reilly
, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Steve Ott
, assistant coach
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Colton Parayko
, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
David Perron, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Alex Pietrangelo, defence
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Larry Robinson, consultant
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Zach Sanford, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brayden Schenn, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jaden Schwartz, forward
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Alexander Steen, forward
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Oskar Sundqvist, forward
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladimir Tarasenko, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Dave Taylor, vice president
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Tim Taylor, director
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Robert Thomas, forward
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mike Van Ryn, assistant coach

Photo Credit: NHL on NBCIIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC

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