Blues Win 2019 Stanley Cup Final: Score, Celebration Highlights and Reaction

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIJune 13, 2019

St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions.

The Blues hoisted Lord Stanley for the first time in the franchise's 52-year history after defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Wednesday night's Game 7 at TD Garden.

St. Louis rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington withstood an early barrage from Boston in the first period and ended the contest with 32 saves. The scoring got started when Conn Smythe winner Ryan O'Reilly deflected a shot from Jay Bouwmeester beyond Tuukka Rask.

St. Louis Blues 🏆 @StLouisBlues

HUGE HIT BY BLAIS!!!! BIGGER GOAL BY O'REILLY!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue https://t.co/U6rNorBs2n

It was all Blues from there on out with captain Alex Pietrangelo adding one eight seconds before the first intermission and Brayden Schenn as well as Zach Sanford icing the game in the third.

St. Louis Blues 🏆 @StLouisBlues

BRAYDEN SCHENN HAS MADE IT 3-0!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue https://t.co/5E9mmD4xON

St. Louis Blues 🏆 @StLouisBlues

SANFORD!!!!! 4-0!!!!!!! #stlblues #weallbleedblue https://t.co/PQDC2ACIdA

As soon as the final buzzer sounded, the Blues indulged in celebration the way only a starving franchise can:

St. Louis Blues 🏆 @StLouisBlues

The moment many have waited a lifetime to see happen!!! Celebrate, St. Louis!!!!!!! https://t.co/xTzDHsiO8Z


A dream come true. #StanleyCup https://t.co/fkIcfBfM3F


Pure elation. #StanleyCup https://t.co/SqzwYtSJGM

Emily Kaplan @emilymkaplan

Hockey guys being... hockey guys https://t.co/QYWxY7s5v8

St. Louis Blues 🏆 @StLouisBlues

How's it feel, Dunner?? #WeAllBleedBlue #stlblues https://t.co/SMWk9iqcmF

Emily Kaplan @emilymkaplan

Pat Maroon and his son, Anthony. Pat took less money and term to play with the Blues this season so he could live in the same city as his son. https://t.co/NTOl589iVU


"I couldn't be more proud to be from St. Louis." - @patmaroon #StanleyCup https://t.co/hiUxOZ1XLC

Back in St. Louis, fans reacted with even more joy at both the Blues' Enterprise Center and Cardinals' Busch Stadium. The city opened up Busch to accommodate high demand and make up for the fact that the watch party at Enterprise Center had already sold out. By the end, nobody at Busch cared they were soaked in rain.

DJ Miller @SmokeyWaves

Final scene here in Busch Stadium. https://t.co/n8htyEC4Fz

St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

We've waited 52 years, you didn't think a little rain would stop us from cheering on the @StLouisBlues! https://t.co/qmYdhdD2y7

Russell Kinsaul @russellkinsaul

The celebration’s begun. @StLouisBlues fans chant “We got the cup” outside The Enterprise Center celebrating the #StanleyCupChampions. @KMOV https://t.co/Vr9x9mJcL0

Outside of the city, native St. Louisans such as NBA players Jayson Tatum and Bradley Beal as well as This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown tweeted their support.

Jenna Fischer, who had a friendly feud with her The Office co-star and native Bostonian John Krasinski, gloated by making a Blues cake while the team's unofficial anthem "Gloria" played in the background.

Bradley Beal @RealDealBeal23


Chris Long @JOEL9ONE


Jayson Tatum @jaytatum0

ST LOUIS FOREVER!!! https://t.co/nS5512bGkm

Sterling K Brown @SterlingKBrown

Way to go, Blues!!!!!! @StLouisBlues


SWEET victory for @jennafischer and the @StLouisBlues! #StanleyCup https://t.co/a3Bc4w9i8G

The team's most popular fan, though, has been Laila Anderson. The 11-year-old, who has a rare immune disease that makes her mostly homebound, has been consumed with the Blues' Cup run. However, she was in Boston to watch the Blues finally become champions and got to hoist Lord Stanley on the ice:

#StanleyCup Game 7 on NBC @NHLonNBCSports

Laila got to see her team win the #StanleyCup in person! https://t.co/qUZRCAUKdV

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Nothing sweeter than this. 11-year-old Blues superfan Laila Anderson celebrates St. Louis' 1st #StanleyCup ❤️ (via @NHL) https://t.co/kUeRbyOM67

#StanleyCup Game 7 on NBC @NHLonNBCSports

OUR HEARTS 😍😭 📸 @Sean_Leahy https://t.co/GfTvh0yaFb


It wouldn't be a #StanleyCup party without Laila. https://t.co/vkW4oGshEN

Emily Kaplan @emilymkaplan

Blues superfan/good luck charm Laila Anderson told me she has “a gift for calling the first goal.” Before the game, she told her mom Ryan O’Reilly would score first. Her mom was skeptical. Laila: “Mom, two things: you should never doubt ROR, and you should never doubt me.” https://t.co/dPuDXL1iJQ

The party is only just beginning, too, as St. Louis has its first Stanley Cup parade to look forward to.