Blues complete amazing comeback with 4-1 win against Bruins for first Stanley Cup title

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SportsPulse: The St. Louis Blues have made history in winning their first Stanley Cup. Since Kevin Allen puts it, no other city in the united states deserves it more.
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BOSTON — It took 52 years for the St. Louis Blues to win their first Stanley Cup and also the past 160 days would be the most memorable.

 In the conclusion of Jan. 2, the anglers had been last in the NHL, 31st from 31 teams, and today they’ll be planning a parade.

Rookie Jordan Binnington’s strong goaltending directed the Blues for their Cup-clinching 4-1 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night. He made 32 conserves and set a rookie record with 16 playoff wins.

“Jordan Binnington coming — that is a story for the ages,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said.

Back in December, Binnington has been the Blues’ No. 4 goalie. He did not produce a start for St. Louis until Jan. 7. He is of the very best goalies in Blues history since he delivered the first Stanley Cup to the city.

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The Blues did not just win for themselvesthey won for generations of frustrated lovers and all the many players who’ve worn a St. Louis jersey and never could raise the Cup.

Several minutes after the Blues celebrated the triumph, former Blues Bernie Federko, Chris Pronger, Brett Hull and Keith Tkachuk were in the bowels of TD Garden hugging each other.

This team also won for superfan Laila Anderson, 11, who suffers from hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a life-threatening resistant disease which ends in the body creating too many immune cells.

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The tournament was also for a fan base which struck with the Blues through many disappointing playoff runs. This was the franchise’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final because 1970, once they have been swept by the Bruins. St. Louis has understood much heartache when it comes to sports. It dropped its NFL team twice\.

But the Blues also made it clear that they obtained for each other. As a underachieving team, they had been composed At the middle of this season. Coach Craig Berube replaced Mike Yeo at November and he wasn’t able to immediately alter the group’s direction immediately.  In the second half of this year, the Blues began to show promise.

“Exactly what a bunch of men we have to battle our way back in the standings,” defenseman Colton Parayko stated. “We have a unique group and we all knew we had it at the beginning. We simply had to turn the page.”

Armstrong was believing he might have to rebuild the Blues early in the year. He considered making a few transactions and he headed over to Russia to watch the World Under-18 tournament because he believed the Blues could have a top 10 draft choice.

“I had been over in Russia and we came back to conquer Florida with 2 goals in the next period and beat Tampa Bay 1-0 and then beat Nashville back-to-back,” Armstrong recalled. “That is when the’available’ sign went in the St. Louis office”

Laughing, Armstrong said:”The men just wanted me to move to Russia for started”     

Armstrong stated he wasn’t as surprised by the group’s second-half spike as he was intending their early-season battles. He believed he had a top superior team, after making offseason moves including landing Ryan O’Reilly.

When O’Reilly talked to Armstrong following the trade, he explained,”Let’s go win a Cup.” Neither man probably thought it’d be this fast.

During this Stanley Cup Final, O’Reilly played in four consecutive games, including the clincher, to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP. The last player to score at four successive Stanley Cup Final matches had been Wayne Gretzky in 1985.

“Can it in both ends,” Blues center Brayden Schenn said of O’Reilly. “Selke winner, odds are, Conn Smythe winner, Stanley Cup winner all in one year. The man is a complete monster.”

Schenn was particularly animated following the match. He appeared to understand how significant this success was to numerous people in St. Louis.

“It doesn’t feel real,” he said. “It’s absolutely incredible. I can’t even explain. It feels just like a game. It’s what you dream about as a child, posing with the Stanley Cup, becoming to lift it. We are going to party hard”

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