Chumps to champs! St. Louis Blues complete improbable journey to Stanley Cup


Matt Grzelcyk is expected to return to the Boston lineup for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Following an uneventful second period, Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford added insurance goals in the third.

So much of that can be traced back to Berube's changes when he took over as interim coach for Mike Yeo in November.

Ryan O'Reilly opened the scoring for St. Louis for a fourth straight game, and with it matched a feat last accomplished by Wayne Gretzky, while defensive standout Alex Pietrangelo was responsible for the Blues' second.

It's a flawless answer from the B's bench boss setting the tone for everybody else on the team headed into a game where confidence is high coming off Game 5's 5-1 victory in St. Louis, and where Boston has the clear advantage in terms of experience and mindset.

It's time to play Gloria.

The Bruins, who had never before hosted a Game Seven of a Stanley Cup Final, made a solid start and created all sorts of pressure but it was the Blues who jumped out to an early 2-0 lead despite being outshot 12-4 in the opening frame.

O'Reilly won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the post-season. "It would wonderful to have three trophies here in the city at the same time".

St. Louis showed it could put a stranglehold on opponents when playing with a lead.

The Bruins tried to harness all the local karma they could. The 2018 Red Sox won the World Series and the 2018 Patriots won the Super Bowl. Portable party Rob Gronkowski also made an appearance on the video board.

The Blues had just one shot on goal heading into the final minutes of the first period, but they scored first when O'Reilly deflected a shot from Jay Bouwmeester into the net.