St. Louis Blues fans...it's finally happened. For the first time in the franchise's 52-year history, the Blues are Stanley Cup Champions after they defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 on the road.
What a moment.
The Blues got things going early in the first period thanks to a goal from Ryan O'Reilly, as he became the first player to score a goal in four straight Stanley Cup Finals games since Wayne Gretzky in 1985.
Ryan O'Reilly is the first player to score in four straight Stanley Cup Final games since Wayne Gretzky in 1985.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 13, 2019
As a result, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy for Stanley Cup Playoff MVP.
Ryan O'Reilly is the Conn Smythe Trophy winner! pic.twitter.com/5lOnHXhPJi— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 13, 2019
Just minutes later, Alex Pietrangelo scored an uncontested goal due to an ill-advised line change from Brad Marchand and the Bruins.
In the third period, Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford would make the game unreachable for Boston after they each notched a goal to extend the lead to 4-0.
The Bruins put intense pressure on the Blues throughout the game, but goaltender Jordan Binnington was a thorn in their side, as he stopped 32-of-33 shots in an incredible performance for a rookie. The one goal he allowed was an absolutely perfect shot to the upper corner of the net in garbage time.
The City of St. Louis will remember this for a lifetime, and you better believe they'll be playing "Gloria" all night long.