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

Ruben Hill
June 13, 2019

The Bruins will play the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup on Wednesday across town at the TD Garden.

Coach Craig Berube, who took over when Mike Yeo was sacked in November, is the fourth coach in the past 11 years hired in midseason to lead his team to the National Hockey League title.

Prior to his time in St. Louis, O'Reilly spent six seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and three with the Buffalo Sabres. The franchise made the championship series in three consecutive seasons out of expansion but failed to win a single game in those appearances, losing to Boston in its last bid on Bobby Orr's iconic overtime victor.

O'Reilly was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. He is the first player since Wayne Gretzky to score in four consecutive Stanley Cup Final games. Three of them have come at St. Louis' expense.

And, predictably, Bruins fans were pretty excited to see them. The 2018 Red Sox won the World Series and the 2018 Patriots won the Super Bowl.

With less than 20 seconds left in the first period, and the Blues charging toward the Bruins' net, Marchand wanted to make a line change and got caught in no man's land.

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