They hugged and hugged and shed tears.
There was Patrick Maroon and his brother Jordan Binnington and his father, Tom Stillman and a technician, Kelly Chase and a policeman, Colton Parayko and 1
"My dream is coming true," exclaimed Laila. "We are so close."
At 21.35. On Tuesday, fans in the Enterprise Center experienced a deafening delirium and it was lovely. For the first time since 1970, the blues play in the Stanley Cup final.
For everyone in St. Louis under 49, this is a feeling you never feel. This was an open-minded emotion. You have experienced amazing, unique moments and different phases in your life. Driving license, graduating from high school, getting married. And now you can relate to that feeling of Tuesday – the time you've felt something that you've never felt before as a Blues fan, that all-encompassing happiness, that unwavering, irreversible feeling.
The Blues will play for the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup.
"I do not know if I cried so much when I actually won," said Brett Hull, the biggest Blue who won his first Stanley Cup with Dallas. "And we have not won anything yet, but it's so exciting for this franchise and this city and the fans …"
"The way they played (in Game 5), it was as if there was no chance that we were losing (Game 6) I saw Mr. Stillman (the team owner) before the game, and I said, "Are you alright?" He looked like he was scared to death, I go, "Tom, get going no worries! We have no chance to lose. "
" It was after the clock had dropped to zero when suddenly the tide of emotions came up. I saw Bob Plager and said, "Oh my god!" And I saw Kelly Chase crying out here. "
On the last day, May 10, 1970, in a Stanley Cup final, Bobby Orr scored a goal and shot off the ice.
Only four times had the blues since then even pushed to the conference finale. And finally the Stanley Cup final.
"It's very special to be able to do this in this city," said striker Alexander Steen, the longest-running blues player. "I do not think people outside this city understand what kind of community we have here, it's very special."
Some people compare the fan base of the blues to the passionate followers of the Detroit Lions or Cleveland Indians or even those The Chicago Cubs before they ended their drought in 2016 What about the blues? These other teams have been through long periods of drought that was very early in the season known to have been a bad team, but at least the blues were often pretty good
The longest track they have completed without the playoffs is three years, they had a series in which they played the postseason tournament for a quarter of a century every year, but not once in that time An annual teasing, an annual temptation, an annual torture If you choose your poison, this may be more brutal than being a fan a hopeless loser for long distances in many generations.
And of course this special season was an emotional whirlwind, not one for the weak.
On January 2, the St. Louis Blues had the fewest points in the National Hockey League.
When defender Jay Bouwmeester really believed that they could change that, he said, "Honestly, probably only in this series and we won 10 games. Before that, look at the table and say, "Man, we have to jump over a lot of teams." If we do not do that (a crazy winning streak), it will not happen. "And as we did that, we got closer and then played well. You think, "OK, we play well and we have a lot of division games to play." Maybe we can do the playoffs. "But until then we might have played better, but the reality was that if we had not won all these games, we just would not have caught up."
And the next match could not be sweeter. Of course, if the blues would keep up with the Carolina Hurricanes, whatever city the boys are in, that would be a pretty big deal. But the chance for St. Louis to win the first Stanley Cup against Boston is almost ceremonious.
The Bruins, an "Original Six" team, were the opponents in the last Stanley Cup final of the Blues. The NBA's St. Louis Hawks won their only championship in 1958, when Bob Pettit and the boys defeated the Boston Celtics. The St. Louis Rams have lost the Super Bowl XXXVI against the New England Patriots. And the St. Louis Cardinals had numerous World Series bouts with the Boston Red Sox.
It seems that every generation of card fans in the fall classic has dealt with the Red Sox. In 1946, the cards were won on the famous "Mad Dash" by Enos Slaughter; In 1967, Bob Gibson and "El Birdos" won everything; The Cards were a great team in 2004, but the Red Sox made history and won everything. In 2013, David Ortiz and Boston St. Louis once again broke their hearts.
Some stars of the 2013 team – Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright – were among the fans at the Enterprise Center on Tuesday. During Game 6, the ball players were interviewed on the Jumbotron. "Waino" yelled into the microphone, "We want a Stanley Cup final coming to St. Louis!"
Well, it actually happens.