St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

The St. Louis Blues have gone from worst to first, capturing the first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history.

I said the story writes better if the Blues were to win this series and stand firmly behind that, starting with rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington, who played his best game of the playoffs, Wednesday night.

Binnington set the NHL record for playoff wins by a rookie goalie (16) and outdueled Boston’s, Tuuka Rask. Binnington was St. Louis’ best player early on and allowed his team to settle into their game in the second period.

Conn Smythe winner Ryan O’Reilly battled through a lackluster start to the Stanley Cup Final, to become the difference maker the Blues hoped he would be when they traded for him in the offseason.

Then, there is David Perron. The Last Avenger for Vegas. Perron, while not a significant difference maker in the Final, on the whole, showed up late in the third period, with a beautiful assist on Zach Sanford’s late tap-in goal.

For a team that was dead last in the NHL on January 3rd, just making the playoffs would have been considered a salvaged season. However, just making the playoffs wasn’t good enough for this Blues team.

The Blues story is one of belief, perseverance, and amounting to more than the sum of your parts. And the Blues have authored the perfect ending for their organizations first Stanley Cup Championship.

There is just one thing left to do now… Play Gloria.

Photo courtesy of NHL.com

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