It is in this game that the boys will be separated from the men. There is no bigger stage in sports, than a game 7. Two teams who have been at each others throats for what to them feels like an eternity all boils down to this moment. The stage was set in Boston’s TD Garden for the last two teams standing in the NHL. They have been tried and tested, with their ultimate test being each other. From the first face off both teams seemed poised to attack with every weapon in their arsenal. Boston winning the initial face-off began their onslaught of attacks, peppering first year goalie Jordan Binnington. Binnington though showed up in a tremendous effort saving 32 of 33 shots at goal, only to allow one to get past him.
However, for the Bruins their all-star goaltender Tukka Rask wasn’t able to come through in one of the most important games of his careerThe Blues went on to win the cup in Boston and gave the fans the chance to see the city of Boston lose a championship. They scored a total of four goals to close out the Bruins, winning the game 7 in blowout fashion. Ryan O’Reilly was awarded the Conn Smyth, he was the first player to score in for straight cup final games since Wayne Gretzky in 1985. The Blues won their first cup ever 52 years after becoming a team and it seemed worth the wait. The party is now on, Gloria will be screaming in the streets of St. Louis tonight until the parade. Congratulations to the St. Louis Blues.
By Chris O’Keefe and Alex Zaccaro