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Sport5 wild stats from the St. Louis Blues’ incredible Stanley Cup run

06:40  13 june  2019
06:40  13 june  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Parade, rally at the Arch to honor Stanley Cup champ Blues

Parade, rally at the Arch to honor Stanley Cup champ Blues ST. LOUIS (AP) Hundreds of thousands of people are expected in downtown St. Louis Saturday for a parade and rally to honor the Blues, Stanley Cup champions for the first time in their 52-year history. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion team in 1967 and made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in each of their first three seasons, without winning a game. They hadn't been back until this year. A parade will travel down Market Street to the grounds of the Gateway Arch, where a massive rally is planned. The last time St.

The St . Louis Post-Dispatch might be held responsible if the Blues don't win Game 7 against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. Heading into the Stanley Cup Final, it looked as though the St . Louis Blues might be a team of destiny, having fought back from the bottom of the NHL standings

The 2018–19 St . Louis Blues season the 52nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5 , 1967. The season saw the Blues start sluggish

5 wild stats from the St. Louis Blues’ incredible Stanley Cup run© USA TODAY USA TODAY

For the first time since the franchise's start in 1967, the St. Louis Blues are the Stanley Cup champions after taking down the Boston Bruins, 4-1, Wednesday on the road.

The Blues had control for much of the series, but it was anyone's title when the Bruins won Sunday to force a Game 7. But it didn't matter because St. Louis, despite early offensive struggles, jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the end of the first period and looked absolutely unstoppable.

The Blues scored two more goals in the third to seal their first Stanley Cup, in large part thanks to a spectacular performance from first-year starting goalie Jordan Binnington, who finished the game with 32 saves.

Blues beat Bruins in OT, Stanley Cup tied 1-1

Blues beat Bruins in OT, Stanley Cup tied 1-1 Blues beat Bruins in OT, Stanley Cup tied 1-1

(RELATED: St . Louis Blues Beat The Boston Bruins 2-1 In Game 5 Of The Stanley Cup Final). Watch all the highlights from the massive win below. Going into St . Louis last night down a game and coming out after a dominating performance with a win was incredibly impressive.

The St . Louis Blues are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970 after a win Tuesday in Game 6 against the Sharks. Colton Parayko and Jaden Schwartz scored Saturday, but the Dallas Stars were able to fend off a third-period surge from the Blues in Game 2.

St. Louis' dominating performance in Game 7 led to some wild and truly awesome Stanley Cup Final stats, so we rounded up some of the best.

1. It's been 32 years since the Stanley Cup Final Game 7 had a lead change

Yes, you read that right. The last time there was a lead change in a Game 7 was in 1987, when the Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers. There have only been eight Game 7s since then, and the lead-change streak continues.

What's more, it's also been 48 years and counting since a team overcame a two-goal deficit in Game 7. This was the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final history and first since 2011, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Fans shrug off rain to honor Stanley Cup champion Blues

Fans shrug off rain to honor Stanley Cup champion Blues ST. LOUIS (AP) Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis despite heavy rain, awaiting a parade and rally to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 to win their first championship. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion team in 1967 and made it to the Stanley Cup Final in each of the team's first three seasons, without winning a game. The team hadn't been back until this year. Fans began lining the streets hours before the parade, despite the rain. The parade will travel down Market Street to the Gateway Arch for a rally. The last time St.

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A St . Louis newspaper jumped the gun Sunday and ran ads commemorating the St . Louis Blues ’ Stanley Cup title win with one major issue – the The Blues have made two other Stanley Cup Final appearances in which they were also swept. To add insult to injury, the Bruins ended up defeating the

2. Ryan O'Reilly is making history

Blues center Ryan O'Reilly - who was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for being the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs - is the third player to score a team's opening goal in four straight Stanley Cup Final games, after finding the back of the net late in the first period. He finished with a six-game point streak in the finals, and he now has the most points in a postseason in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Jordan Binnington has bounced back thus far. Will that continue?

Jordan Binnington has bounced back thus far. Will that continue? He’s entering uncharted territory. Sure, Jordan Binnington has been very good in games after a loss. But after being pulled from Game 3, he’s Will his confidence really be that low? I expect Binnington to have some worry coming into Game 4, but after he get’s settled, he’ll probably be fine. The Blues’ goaltender has given up five or more goals four times in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and all of those starts came with a loss. More importantly, Binnington was only pulled from one of those starts - Game 3 against Boston.

The St . Louis Blues and Boston Bruins faced off at the Enterprise Center in St . Louis , Mo. in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. With Schenn and O’Reilly in the box, Marchand beat Binnington with a sharp-angled shot from the right circle at 8:40. It was Marchand’s first goal since he got an

St . Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) warms up running through the media area before the start of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the St . Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at the Enterprise Center in St . Louis .

3. The Blues snapped the NHL's longest streak without a Stanley Cup*

The Blues joined the league in 1967, and they and their fans have been waiting 50 years to win the Stanley Cup.

4. Jordan Binnington is a beast

The 25-year-old St. Louis goalie is a first-year starter, but he certainly didn't play like it this series - especially not in the Stanley Cup-winning game. Binnington made 32 saves on 33 shots, and the lone goal he let in was with about two minutes left in the game.

He finished with a 90.1 save percentage in the series and a 91.1 save percentage in the playoffs overall. And he's the only rookie goalie in NHL history to have 16 wins on the way to winning the Cup.

5. The Blues had terrible odds to win the Stanley Cup six months ago

St. Louis had a rough season - prior to this, obviously. The team wasn't above .500 a few months ago, and it entered 2019 with a 15-18-4 record. The Blues were one of eight teams in the bottom of the league to have 250-to-1 odds (or worse) of winning the Cup in January. They were dead last in the league at that point.

But they took off in January and went on an 11-game win streak through the middle of February before eventually finishing the regular season at 45-28-9.

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Stanley Cup Final: Blues can end 52-year championship drought in Game 6.
The Blues lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven NHL championship series going into Sunday's Game 6 at the Enterprise Center.

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