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.
Superfan Laila Anderson's dream month ended at TD Garden as she kissed and hoisted the iconic Stanley Cup following St. Louis' historic win, with assistance from Blues defenseman Colton Parayko.More news: Kate Middleton’s adorable response to unimpressed girl’s Disney Princess question
The Bruins tried to harness all the local karma they could. "They've done an outstanding job winning Game 6". Boston's Matt Grzelcyk spoiled the shutout with a late goal with 2 minutes remaining to spoil the shutout.
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. While goaltender Jordan Binnington may receive the lion's share of the praise for his terrific 32-save effort, Blues fans know who the true hero was. Three of them have come at St. Louis' expense.More news: United States 13 Thailand 0: Morgan's fantastic five inspires record-breaking rout
Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly, set a franchise record with the most points in one playoff year with 23, was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs.
After a the teams traded chances but no goals in the second period, Brayden Schenn put the game away with just under 8:20 left in the third period with an assist from Vladimir Tarasenko. Former Capitals Craig Berube and Zach Sanford will now get their names on the Stanley Cup.More news: Saudi Arabia, Russia work to prevent oil prices dip: minister