For the first time since the franchise’s start in 1967, the St. Louis Blues are the Stanley Cup champions after taking down the Boston Bruins, 4-1, Wednesday on the road.

The Blues had control for much of the series, but it was anyone’s title when the Bruins won Sunday to force a Game 7. But it didn’t matter because St. Louis, despite early offensive struggles, jumped out to a 2-0 lead by the end of the first period and looked absolutely unstoppable.

The Blues scored two more goals in the third to seal their first Stanley Cup win, in large part thanks to a spectacular performance from first-year starting goalie Jordan Binnington, who finished the game with 32 saves.

Jim brought Pam’s ex from ‘The Office’ to Game 7… and Pam had a perfect response

St. Louis’ dominating performance in Game 7 – and it’s performance in the second half of the season and playoffs – led to some wild and truly awesome stats, so we rounded up the best.

1. It’s been 32 years since a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 had a lead change

Yes, you read that right. The last time there was a lead change in a Game 7 was in 1987, when the Edmonton Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers. There have only been eight Game 7s since then, and the lead-change streak continues.

There has not been a lead change in a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 since 1987.

Tonight is the 8th Game 7 in the Cup Final since that game was played.

– ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 13, 2019

What’s more, it’s also been 48 years and counting since a team overcame a two-goal deficit in Game 7. This was the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final history and first since 2011, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The Blues lead the Bruins 2-0 at the end of the 1st period.

The last team to overcome a 2-goal deficit in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final was the 1971 Canadiens against the Blackhawks (trailed 2-0, won 3-2).

– ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 13, 2019

2. Ryan O’Reilly is making history

Blues center Ryan O’Reilly – who was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for being the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs – is the third player and first in 53 years to score a team’s opening goal in four straight Stanley Cup Final games, after finding the back of the net late in the first period. He had one goal and one assist in Game 7 against the Bruins.

He finished with a six-game point streak in the finals, and he now has the most points in a postseason in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

3. The Blues snapped the NHL’s longest streak without a Stanley Cup

The Blues are Stanley Cup Champions!

This ends the longest wait in NHL history – 50 seasons – for a team to win its first championship.

The Kings previously held that distinction after winning the Cup for the first time after …read more

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5 wild stats from the St. Louis Blues’ incredible Stanley Cup run

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