The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final after a controversial Game 5, in which the eventual game-winner came after a missed penalty on St. Louis.
Aside from the controversy, the Blues have not only won three games in this series, which is three more than they won in the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, but they now head home with a chance win the whole damn thing on Sunday!
I would think tens of thousands will be at viewing parties, bars and restaurants in downtown St. Louis Sunday night and be like a powder keg ready to go off if the Blues win Game 6.
This was Pittsburgh during Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins were up 3-1, and while they had already won three titles, it was the first time the team had a chance to win it on home ice. All these people showed up hours before the 8pm start for the viewing party outside, just to have the chance to say they were there if Pittsburgh won that night.
The Penguins didn’t win Game 5, but would win Game 6 on the road to win the Stanley Cup and a year later, won in Nashville. Not to sound like a spoiled brat, we’re still waiting on the day when the Cup is raised in Pittsburgh. It was in 2008, but by the other team.
I mean, just look at all those people! Imagine if the Penguins won that game!
People of St. Louis, do this on Sunday! There’s no better feeling than seeing your team win the Stanley Cup. To see them win it at home has to be even more exhilarating. I don’t know that feeling and I’ve been alive for all five in Pittsburgh.