Binnington's legendary performance secures Blues' first-ever Stanley Cup


St. Louis took advantage of a Boston line change as Jaden Schwartz worked the puck into the Bruin zone for Alex Pietrangelo to put the puck in the net with just 7 seconds left in the period to push the lead to 2-0 on only 4 shots.

Laila Anderson has been with the St. Louis Blues every bit of the way during their run to the Stanley Cup, so of course she'd be on hand to celebrate when the team lifted the trophy for the first time ever Wednesday.

Even Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy conceded that the Blues "play a different game" when they're ahead.

Jordan Binnington joins only four goalies who claimed the Cup in their rookie seasons and is now the first rookie in National Hockey League history to earn all 16 of a team's postseason wins.

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They also went 4-1 in chances to eliminate a team - and after losing Game 6 on home ice were clinical in holding on to a multi-goal lead in Game 7.

Matt Grzelcyk scored the Bruins' only goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots for Boston. He is the first player since Wayne Gretzky to score in four consecutive Stanley Cup Final games.

A Stanley Cup title for the Bruins would mark Boston's third championship in eight months. Three of them have come at St. Louis' expense.

O'Reilly was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Before his injury, Thomas recorded one goal and five assists in 21 playoff games. Former Capitals Craig Berube and Zach Sanford will now get their names on the Stanley Cup.