2020 hasn't been filled with many memorable sports moments due to the coronavirus pandemic, but when looking back at the past year, the feel good moment in all of professional sports was the St. Louis Blues finally winning the Stanley Cup. The Blues out-dueled the Boston Bruins in seven games to win the NHL's grand finale in their first appearance since 1970. The last time the Blue reached the Cup Final, "The Goal" happened, which is something Bruins fans can at least celebrate during these bleak times.
That's right, Blues fans had to live with this memory for the past 49 years.
In that series, St. Louis had a tough time against Boston, as they were blown out in the first three games of the series. But once Game 4 hit, the Blues were finally competitive and they actually forced overtime against the Bruins. But the extra period wouldn't last long -- 40 seconds to be exact. Derek Sanderson hit Bobby Orr with a give-and-go pass, and "Number Four" knocked the puck in the back of the net to win Boston's fourth-ever Stanley Cup.
While the image of Orr "taking flight" haunted Blues fans for nearly half a century, they finally received closure last June. The Blues hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup for the first time in franchise history. Oh, and they got to do it on Boston's home ice.
We'll call it even.