Blues superfan Laila Anderson gets her moment with the Stanley Cup

Blues superfan Laila Anderson gets her moment with the Stanley Cup

Blues fan Jessica Loaiza said she knew the night was going to be special even before she got to Enterprise Center with her family.

The Blues finished the season as one of the league's hottest teams and made splash after splash in the playoffs, first by eliminating the high-powered Jets (including some impressive wins in Winnipeg), then the Stars and Sharks, and finally, it felt like the franchise's destiny to win its first Stanley Cup this year, in the most improbable of years.

The 10-year veteran was traded to the Blues by the Buffalo Sabres last summer, and played in the postseason for just the third time in his career, and the first time in five seasons, when he was a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

"I stopped trying to worry about the outcome and just give it everything I had", said O'Reilly, who scored his team's opening goal in the last four games of the Stanley Cup Final. It was just incredible'.

O'Reilly, 28, had eight goals and 15 assists, and dominated at the faceoff circle to lead the Blues in their Stanley Cup Final victory.

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In a physical series that left Bruins captain Zdeno Chara with a broken jaw and saw two Blues suspended for head hits, the teams took turns winning the first three games, with Binnington getting pulled from a 7-2 loss in Game 3.

St. Louis almost added a third midway through the second period but Zdeno Chara managed to swat the puck away from the goal line after a shot from Brayden Schenn went off the crossbar and Rask's shoulder before dropping in the crease.

Matt Grzelcyk scored the Bruins' only goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped 16 shots for Boston. Jaden Schwartz fed Pietrangelo for a stunning goal with 7.9 seconds left. "We came into the season with a lot of hopes, and we let each other down a bit for the start of the season". "It's a long year".

"It's not the way you picture it, it's as simple as that".

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