The Boston Bruins found out what San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets learned the hard way. When the final buzzer sounded, fans in St. Louis and elsewhere erupted in a long-awaited celebration, as the Blues mobbed their goaltender on the ice in Boston. "This is everything I've ever wanted in the game of hockey". He was tied for the leading scorer of the playoffs, and was the leading scorer of the Stanley Cup Final.
The Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night to claim the franchise's first title.
So much of that can be traced back to Berube's changes when he took over as interim coach for Mike Yeo in November.
St. Louis showed it could put a stranglehold on opponents when playing with a lead.
Boston broke Binnington's shutout bid when Matt Grzelcyk found the net with just over two minutes to play but it was too little, too late as the Blues goalie went on to set a rookie record with his 16th playoff win.More news: Lasith Malinga to leave the team after Bangladesh match
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The victory capped a remarkable turnaround for the Blues considering they were sitting dead last in early January. But despite their efforts, Game 7 belonged to Jordan Binnington.
Binnington came out of nowhere to lead St. Louis to the Stanley Cup. The Blues woke up on New Year's morning with the worst record in the league but won 30 of their final 49 regular-season games and soared through the playoffs to reach the final for the first time since 1970.
After realizing the hiccup, the Conn Smythe victor - awarded to the playoff MVP - immediately and needlessly apologized to the Canadian broadcast team.
Jun 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Blues players pose for a team photo with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Boston Bruins in game seven of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden.
'I was getting bounces.