Last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs were an interesting one for sure. Outside of Pittsburgh no one really thought the remaining 3 teams (San Jose, St Louis and Tampa Bay Lightning) would still be around at that time. In this blog we will focus on the top 4 moments of the St Louis Blues. Again, this is our list and you may have your own top 4 moments, which we would love to hear. Here we go:
1) October 11, 1967 – The franchise’s first game and home game. The St Louis Blues and Minnesota North Stars played to a 2-2 tie at the St. Louis Arena. The Blues boasted a lineup of veteran players including Al Arbour, Red Berenson, Terry Crisp and Dickie Moore to name a few. This team reached the Stanley Cup Finals that season against the Montreal Canadiens.
2) May 12, 1986 –The Monday Night Miracle – Winger Greg Paslawski scored two late third period goals to send Game 6 of the Conference Finals into overtime against the Calgary Flames. St Louis Blues Centre Doug Wickenheiser was the overtime the hero, scoring the game winner in to complete arguably the most remarkable comeback in Blues history.
3) 1999-2000 Season – The St Louis Blues claim the first President’s Trophy in team history when they finish the year with a 51-20-11-1 record, good for 114 points. This is a franchise first for the team.
4) November 29, 2000– The St Louis Blues came back from a 5-0 deficit in the third period to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in overtime. It was only the second time a team has come back such a large deficit in the third period to win a game. The Blues scored their six goals in 15 minutes and 27 seconds, making it the fastest time a team has come back from a five-goal deficit in NHL history. This line-up bolstered players such as Pierre Turgeon, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger and the late Pavol Dimitra to name a few.