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In early January, the St. Louis Blues were in last place in the entire NHL. If you bet on them to win the Stanley Cup then, you would've gotten 250:1 odds, plus the derision of your peers, but you'd be rubbing it in their stupid, jealous faces today. The Blues just finished off one of the less probable runs the NHL has seen, defeating the Boston Bruins, in Game 7, in Boston, 4-1. It's their first NHL championship ever (the Bruins had already won six, most recently in 2011).

The stars for St. Louis: Ryan O'Reilly, their very Boston-ly named center, won the Conn Smythe Playoff MVP award after becoming the first player to score in four straight Stanley Cup Final games since someone even you've heard of: Wayne Gretzky, in 1985. But rookie goalie Jordan Bennington was the story last night, keeping a shutout going until the last couple of meaningless minutes, even though Boston dominated and took way more shots early on.
 
 
"Man. F--- everyone. You just got to believe in yourself and work hard and just keep believing." - St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, who is part of the way to understanding how to write a motivational poster.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blues rookie goalie Jordan Binnington was unreal in Game 7. If this save doesn't look impressive to you, you try stretching like that. But not in a yoga studio: on ice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A truly epic NBA Finals continues tonight with Game 6, 9 PM ET on ABC. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors lead 3 games to 2, and if the Golden State Warriors want to win their third straight title they'll have to do it without Kevin Durant, this time definitely for real, since he rushed back from injury for Game 5 only to immediately rupture his Achilles tendon, which will probably require him to miss all of next season. Whoops! (And if the Warriors win tonight, Game 7 is Sunday, 8 PM ET, also on ABC.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Look, we know it was just a show, the actors are not the characters, and this doesn't really matter to anyone who really cares about hockey. But, I mean, Jim (John Krasinski, whatever) escalating his hockey-feud with Pam (fine, Jenna Fischer) by bringing Roy to Game 7? That's just a good bit. (Click for video.)
 
 
 
 
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