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Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

Heartache turns to triumph for St. Louis sports fans

Jun. 13, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — At age 100, Marge Kirchhoefer is among the oldest St. Louis Blues fans and now that they are Stanley Cup champions, she knows exactly how she will celebrate. "It's too good to be true," Kirchhoefer said. "I have friends and we all party together. We're going to drink champagne. I may get...

Season of comeback? Blues lock down games to win Cup

Jun. 13, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Alex Pietrangelo lifted a backhander over Tuukka Rask to give the St. Louis Blues a two-goal lead late in the first period, Boston fans went silent and the eerie quiet lasted throughout intermission. With good reason. The Blues had only lost one of 25 playoff games when up two goals. The...

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

Jun. 13, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen St. Louis players took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising it above their...

Ex-Blues rooting for St. Louis to win Stanley Cup

May. 27, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie went through five early playoff exits with the St. Louis Blues who could never seem to break through. Four years after being traded, the Capitals winger hopes the Blues winning the Stanley Cup will ease their pain. "They put in a lot of hard work," said Oshie, who won the Cup with...

On the rebound: coaches Cassidy, Berube in Stanley Cup Final

May. 25, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin. Craig Berube hasn't changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching job. Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup Final. Cassidy has guided the Boston...

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

May. 25, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 to earn their first berth in the Stanley Cup Final...

Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

May. 22, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman. "Not really," the legendary coach said. "Because we didn't have a big opportunity to win that series." Orr and the big, bad Boston Bruins swept Bowman's...

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

May. 22, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. Pretty sweet moment for Vladimir Tarasenko and Co. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues eliminated the San Jose...

Goalies helped spark turnarounds for Blues, Sharks

May. 10, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — St. Louis' season started to turn around as soon as goalie Jordan Binnington came up from the minors to help lead the Blues from the bottom of the standings. The key moment for their opponent in the Western Conference final came much later in the year when San Jose coach Peter...