The St. Louis Blues have made franchise history. After spending 52 years waiting for their moment, they are now Stanley Cup champions. Boston forced the Blues into a Game 7. After 1,357 NHL games, the Blues finally reached their moment in the sun. The Blues entered Game 7 after Boston managed to take a 5-1 victory in Game 6. Boston was hoping to win at home and bring back Lord Stanley.

This game marked the first Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final history since 2011, when Boston beat the Canucks 4-0.

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Despite the Bruins dominating early, the Blues managed to respond with goalie Jordan Binnington making several key saves to keep the Bruins off the board.

Bruins took control but St. Louis kept their cool

The Bruins managed to control the game early on, but it was St. Louis who managed to score first in the deciding game. Ryan O'Reilly managed to deflect a shot, stunning the Boston crowd. This goal made O'Reilly the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985, to score a goal in four straight postseason games.

St. Louis kept the pressure on, as Alex Pietrangelo ended up scoring with only 8 seconds left in the period. The goal would mark the end for the Bruins. Despite being routinely outshot by the Bruins, the Blues entered intermission with a 2-0 lead. At the start of the third, the Blues almost made it a 3-0 game, but the Bruins managed to keep themselves alive. The Blues entered the third quarter with victory in sight, despite being outshot.

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Blues goalie key to Stanley Cup victory

While he did not score points, St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was a key factor in the team bringing home the Stanley Cup. He ended up making the biggest save of his career. Blues' Zach Sanford put the final nail in the coffin, scoring a goal and making it 4-0. This allowed St. Louis to relax and begin to celebrate. Boston finally found a way to respond and Matt Grzelcyk put Boston on the board, ending the shutout.

The Blues managed to run out the clock and secure the team's very first Stanley Cup title, ending decades of shortcomings and disappointments. Before the NHL handed out the Stanley Cup, they awarded Ryan O'Reilly the Conn Smythe trophy, for being the MVP. O'Reilly has become the franchise's leading postseason point scorer.

As the celebration continued, Blues Captain Alex Pietrangelo accepted the Stanley Cup and then handed it to Jay Bouwmeester, who has been fighting for a Stanley Cup victory since his debut in 2002.

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Now St. Louis can skate into the sunset and enjoy the moment and take their place in the history books of the franchise.

The people of St. Louis now have a reason to celebrate. The city has finally found a way back to sports relevance

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