The St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Boston to claim their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.
The Blues scored twice in the first period despite being outplayed for much of that time. Boston outshot St. Louis 12-4 in the first period, but the Bruins were unable to get one past Blues rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington. He ended game with 32 saves.
The Blues, seemingly energized by Binnington’s defense, struck late in the first period, first with a Ryan O’Reilly deflection and then another goal by Alex Pietrangelo.
Both teams went scoreless in the second period.
The Blues added to their lead by scoring again with 8:35 left in the third period with a goal by Brayden Schenn.
St. Louis’ Zach Sanford added a fourth goal with 4:37 left.
The Bruins did not get on the board until there was only 2:10 left in the game when Matt Grzelcyk scored.
O’Reilly was named Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.