Stanley Cup: St. Louis Blues end long wait for first NHL title

Billy Hurst-USA TODAY

Billy Hurst-USA TODAY

On Wednesday night, the Bruins fell to the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. "They've done an outstanding job winning Game 6".

Stanley Cup champions, at last. "It would fantastic to have three trophies here in the city at the same time". Grzelcyk has averaged 16:22 of ice time in his 19 playoff games this season, tallying seven points (three goals, four assists) while checking in at a minus-2.

Scoring on consecutive shots silenced a charged-up Bruins crowd. And in Game 5, it was Bruins legends Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson.

The Blues also deserve a lot of credit for their performance on the road this series.

The Boston Bruins understandably have had a tough time outdoing themselves in their Stanley Cup Final pregame ceremonies. St. Louis finishes the playoffs with a 10-3 road record, tying the National Hockey League record for the most road victories in one postseason run. You have all the advantages of feeding off the energy from your fans, sleeping in your own bed, a familiar pre-game routine, the luxury of the last line change for matchup purposes, among other benefits.

St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly skates with the Conn Smythe Trophy after the Blues' win over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 on Wednesday.

"I'm trying not to put too much stock into it, mentally, but it's pretty exciting", he said.

Binnington, who was pulled from a 7-2 loss in Game 3, took a shutout into the final minutes, and the Blues were never really in danger after scoring twice in the final few minutes of the first period. I wish them luck.