St. Louis’ win comes after a miraculous turnaround, winning 30 of their final 45 games to rise from last place to champions.
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Few Stanley Cup trophies have ever been as heavy as the one earned Wednesday by the St. Louis Blues, who lifted the weight of a championship-starved city that had long been on the wrong side of history.St. Louis has now added a more favorable moment that comes 49 years after that Final defeat, and 51 seasons into the team's existence -- a championship.St. Louis is a respected sports city with the strong success of the Cardinals in Major League Baseball, a brief run from the NFL's defunct Rams and an ancient one from the NBA's former St. Louis Hawks.From 1979 to 2004, the Blues made 25 consecutive playoff appearances only to watch other teams collect the Cup.
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