St. Louis Blues ice hockey team won the Stanley Cup for the first time

Louis Blues hockey team defeated the Boston Bruins in the decisive match for the championship of the American Hockey Professionals (NHL).

After 6 extremely powerful matches, the two teams drew 3-3 in the series of finals. St. Louis is looking for the first championship in 52 seasons, and their rival Boston Bruins is trying to have a 7th championship.

The seventh match decided to take place on Bruins’ TD Garden, but the match took place in a one-way direction for St. Louis Blues when they beat rivals Boston Bruins right away with a score of 4-1.

Goal players for St. Louis includes Ryan O’Reilly, captain Alex Pietrangelo, Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford. The Blues victory was also greatly contributed by goalkeeper Jordan Binnington with many excellent saves. Ryan O’Reilly was also voted Best Player of the Stanley Cup playoffs this year.

Alex Pietrangelo added a goal and an assistant and Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford also scored for St Louis. The Blues woke up on New Year’s morning with the worst performance of the tournament but won 30 of the last 49 matches of the season and passed the playoffs to the final for the first time since 1970.

Coach Craig Berube, who took over when Mike Yeo was sacked in November, was the fourth coach in the past 11 years to be hired in the middle to lead his team to the NHL position.

Ryan O’Reilly plays a very important role to the first Stanley cup for the Blues

With the first Stanley Cup, Louis Blues made history by ending 52 years of waiting for the NHL championship, the longest time in this tournament.

The team is from Louis also balanced the record when he won 10 away matches in the Stanley Cup 2018/19 playoffs, including three consecutive victories on the Boston pitch in the final round, thereby repaying the debt in the series. Stanley Cup final in 1970 when they lost to Boston Bruins 0-4.

Extremely significant victory of St. Louis Blues when they defeated the opponent in the rematch after 49 years.

What is the king winter sport in the USA?

If football is the king sport of the Summer Olympic Games, ice hockey occupies a similar position in the Winter Olympic Games. This is also one of the most favorite winter sports in the USA. Let’s learn some basic information about this subject!

About ice hockey

Ice hockey, which was developed from Canada, is a fighting sport on ice. Each team will have 6 players including a goalkeeper. A team will have a maximum of 20 registered players per match including 2 goalkeepers.

An ice hockey match consists of 3 rounds, each of which lasts 20 minutes. There is a 15-minute break between two matches.

The game field, which is 30 meters wide and 61 meters in length, consists of 3 areas including 2 defensive areas of each team and the midfield. In each defensive area, there will be 2 small circles for defensive players.

The athletes will wear gloves and protective gear on their heads and shoulders. In particular, the goalkeepers will be equipped with shin guards. 

There is be a piece of hard rubber called snowball and the players of each team will use sticks to hit the ball towards the opponent’s goal.

First appeared at the Summer Olympic Games

Ice hockey first appeared in the 1920s Summer Olympics in Belgium. This sport was then transferred to the winter sports system from the 2004 Winter Olympic Games.

Seven countries including the United States, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, and Sweden are having the best ice hockey teams in the Olympic arena.

Nowadays, ice hockey is thriving in many countries, especially the geographic areas that are cold enough to form seasonal ice with perfect hardness such as Canada, Czech, Russia, Slovakia, Finland, Switzerland, and especially the northern latitude of the United States.

The king winter sport in the USA

Some countries like the United States and other European countries officially choose ice hockey as the national winter sport. The professional tournaments in North America such as the National Hockey League (NHL), the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), etc. have become increasingly popular, attracting tens of thousands of people to the stadium and millions of viewers on TV programs.

As can be seen, there is no question that ice hockey is the king winter sport in the USA.