Louis Blues Parade and Rally set for Saturday

Saul Bowman
June 14, 2019

The Blues waited more than five decades for this moment, the longest in NHL history, and six months ago, it seemed like the Blues were out of the running when they had the worst record in the league at 15-18-4 on New Years Day.

Matt Grzelcyk scored the Bruins' only goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots for Boston.

"Every game was Game 7 of the Stanley Cup, so to actually do it real life, it's pretty special". When the final buzzer sounded, fans in St. Louis and elsewhere erupted in a long-awaited celebration, as the Blues mobbed their goaltender on the ice in Boston.

An excited Ryan O'Reilly apologized after letting the expletive go on television Wednesday night, though he does have a valid excuse: Winning the Stanley Cup.

It set a Blues franchise record for most points in a single postseason.

Discounting the Stanley Cup game, "Press Your Luck" won the 8 p.m. battle over CBS' "Amazing Race" (0.8 and 4.6 million viewers) and Fox's "Masterchef" (0.7 and 2.8 million). Jaden Schwartz sent a pass to Alex Pietrangelo and the defenceman beat Rask with a backhander to the blocker side from the slot with eight seconds left.

"I thought it was 100% a joke, I didn't really think I was going to be here", Anderson told reporters.

The Blues went ahead at the end of the first period on goals from O'Reilly and Pietrangelo about three minutes apart.

In this Final alone, he scored goals in four consecutive games, the first to do so since Wayne Gretzky in 1985. The win would have provided the city of Boston with its third professional sports championship in less than a year.

The Bruins tried to harness all the local karma they could.

After Patriots Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman and Olympic champion gymnast Aly Raisman - both wearing David Ortiz jerseys as the honorary flag bearers and a nod to the wounded Red Sox great - came out and fired up the crowd, Boston came charging out quickly. It's time to celebrate, and more importantly, it's time to gear up. They put the team first, and that, you know, that's been a message for quite some time and they've done a real good job of that, the players. Former Capitals Craig Berube and Zach Sanford will now get their names on the Stanley Cup.

"It was awesome", he said.

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