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2019 Stanley Cup Finals
2019 Stanley Cup Finals logo.png
1234567 Total
St. Louis Blues 23*24214 4
Boston Bruins 42*72151 3
* – Denotes overtime period(s)
Location(s)St. Louis: Enterprise Center (3, 4, 6)
Boston: TD Garden (1, 2, 5, 7)
CoachesSt. Louis: Craig Berube (interim)
Boston: Bruce Cassidy
CaptainsSt. Louis: Alex Pietrangelo
Boston: Zdeno Chara
National anthemsSt. Louis: Charles Glenn, vocalist & Jeremy Boyer, organist
Boston: Todd Angilly, vocalist & Ron Poster, organist
RefereesGord Dwyer (2, 4, 6, 7)
Steve Kozari (1, 3, 5)
Chris Rooney (2, 4, 6, 7)
Kelly Sutherland (1, 3, 5)
DatesMay 27 – June 12
MVPRyan O'Reilly (Blues)
Series-winning goalAlex Pietrangelo (19:52, First, G7)
NetworksCanada (English): CBC/Sportsnet
Canada (French): TVA Sports
United States (English): NBC/NBCSN
Announcers(CBC/SN) Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson
(TVA) Felix Seguin, Patrick Lalime, Renaud Lavoie
(NBC/NBCSN) Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire
(NHL International) Steve Mears, Kevin Weekes, E.J. Hradek
(NBC Sports Radio & NHL Radio) Kenny Albert, Joe Micheletti, Brian Boucher, Steve Goldstein

The 2019 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 2018–19 season and the culmination of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Western Conference champion St. Louis Blues defeated the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins four games to three in the best-of-seven series. It was the Blues' first championship, in their 51st season of play (not including the 2004–05 lockout), ending the third-longest championship drought in league history. The Bruins had home-ice advantage in the series with the better regular season record. The series began on May 27 and concluded on June 12.[1] The Blues' Stanley Cup–winning run of 26 playoff games tied the 2014 Los Angeles Kings for the longest of any Stanley Cup–winning team in history.

This was a rematch of the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, which Boston won in four, the fourth consecutive Finals to both involve at least one team vying for its first championship and end with the champion clinching the Cup on the road, and the first time since 2011 where the Finals went the full seven games.

Until this year, the Blues were the oldest franchise to have never won a Stanley Cup. That distinction is now shared by the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver Canucks; both teams were founded in 1970. St. Louis also became the last surviving 1967 NHL expansion team to win their first Stanley Cup, joining the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars (originally the Minnesota North Stars) and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Boston Bruins[edit]

This was the Boston Bruins' twentieth appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals, six years after 2013, when they faced the Chicago Blackhawks and were defeated in six games. The Bruins last won the Stanley Cup in 2011, their sixth Cup in franchise history.[2]

Brad Marchand became the first Bruin since the 2005–06 season to score 100 points, finishing the regular season with 100 points in 79 games. David Pastrnak led the team in goals with 38. Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak split the goaltending duties during the regular season.[3] Halak had signed with the team during the off-season,[4] and approaching the trade deadline the Bruins acquired forwards Charlie Coyle and Marcus Johansson.[5]

Boston finished the regular season with 107 points, finishing in second place in the Atlantic Division and third overall in the league.[6] In the First Round of the playoffs, they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games for the second consecutive playoff meeting against the Maple Leafs and third since the 2012–13 season.[7] They then defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4–2 in the Second Round.[8] In the Conference Finals, Boston swept the Carolina Hurricanes 4–0.[9]

St. Louis Blues[edit]

This was the St. Louis Blues' fourth appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. Their last appearance in the Finals was in 1970 against the Bruins, which Boston won in a four-game sweep. All of St. Louis' prior appearances came during their first three seasons after the Blues and five other new teams formed the West Division in the 1967 NHL expansion. While the Blues were able to advance past their fellow expansion franchises, each Finals appearance ended with them being swept by Original Six teams that comprised the East Division, concluding with their 1970 defeat. In the years that followed, the other expansion teams from 1967 would win Stanley Cup titles of their own (excluding the defunct California Golden Seals franchise), but the Blues went nearly half a century without reaching the Finals again and became the oldest franchise not to win the Stanley Cup.[10]

Ryan O'Reilly, who was acquired via trade in the off-season[11] led the team in scoring with 77 points and assists with 49. Vladimir Tarasenko led the team in goal-scoring with 33 goals.[12]

St. Louis struggled early in the regular season, beginning the year with a 7–9–3 record. Head coach Mike Yeo was fired and assistant coach Craig Berube named interim coach.[13] Their record declined to an NHL-worst 15–18–4 with 34 points on January 2, 2019. Then the Blues went on a 30–10–5 run to finish the season with 99 points, third in the Central Division.[14] Amid their turnaround, rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington was given his first start and went on to obtain 23 wins.[15] In the playoffs, St. Louis defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4–2 in the First Round, eliminated the Dallas Stars in seven games, and won 4–2 against the San Jose Sharks in the Conference Finals.[16]

Game summaries[edit]

Note: Number in parenthesis represents the player's total goals or assists to that point of the entire four rounds of the playoffs

Game one[edit]

Sean Kuraly scored two points, including the game-winning goal, in Game 1.

In game one, Brayden Schenn scored the first goal of the Finals for the Blues, firing a wrist shot past Tuukka Rask. In the second period, Bruins forward David Pastrnak mistakenly passed back to an open Schenn who gave the puck to Vladimir Tarasenko who doubled the lead for St. Louis. The Bruins quickly scored after, as a pass by Sean Kuraly deflected off of intended target Connor Clifton's skate and then goalie Jordan Binnington's stick and into the net. Charlie McAvoy then tied the game on the power play speeding through the Blues zone to put one past Binnington. In the third period, Boston gained the lead as a net-mouth scramble ended up on Sean Kuraly's stick who fired it past Binnington. The Bruins continued their shot output, placing ten more on Binnington before being pulled. Brad Marchand sealed the Bruins victory after a successful defensive zone face-off put the puck into the Blues' zone and the forward shot it into the empty net.[17]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st STL Brayden Schenn (3) Jaden Schwartz (5), Jay Bouwmeester (6) 07:23 1–0 STL
2nd STL Vladimir Tarasenko (9) Brayden Schenn (6) 01:00 2–0 STL
BOS Connor Clifton (2) Sean Kuraly (4), Joakim Nordstrom (3) 02:16 2–1 STL
BOS Charlie McAvoy (2) – pp Unassisted 12:41 2–2
3rd BOS Sean Kuraly (3) Noel Acciari (2), Zdeno Chara (3) 05:21 3–2 BOS
BOS Brad Marchand (8) – en Unassisted 18:11 4–2 BOS
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st BOS Sean Kuraly Tripping 03:37 2:00
STL David Perron Tripping 13:15 2:00
STL Robert Thomas Hooking 16:45 2:00
2nd STL Joel Edmundson High-sticking 05:25 2:00
STL Oskar Sundqvist Cross-checking 11:04 2:00
3rd BOS David Krejci Illegal check to head 06:55 2:00
STL Samuel Blais Interference 13:28 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
STL 8 3 9 20
BOS 8 18 12 38

Game two[edit]

Carl Gunnarsson (pictured with Toronto) scored two points, including the overtime game-winning goal in Game 2.

In game two, Boston scored the first goal when Samuel Blais was given a penalty for goaltender interference and Charlie Coyle put the puck past St. Louis goaltender Jordan Binnington. The Blues struck back when Robert Bortuzzo's shot deflected off of Matt Grzelcyk and squeaked past Tuukka Rask on the short side. The Bruins scored 40 seconds later to take the lead again with Joakim Nordstrom moving around the St. Louis defenceman and backhanding his shot past Binnington. Vladimir Tarasenko then tied the game for the Blues when his shot rebounded off of Rask and backhanded his shot into the open net. In the second period, the Blues dominated in shots fourteen to six but neither team scored. However, Blues forward Tyler Bozak was high-sticked resulting in an injury to the forward; St. Louis was granted a 4-minute power-play. The teams were even in shots in the third period, but with no scoring, the game went into overtime. During the overtime period, Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo tripped up Alexander Steen and on the delayed penalty, Carl Gunnarsson fired a slap shot past Rask giving St. Louis their first victory in the Finals in franchise history and tying the series 1–1.[18]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st BOS Charlie Coyle (7) – pp Jake DeBrusk (5), David Pastrnak (9) 04:44 1–0 BOS
STL Robert Bortuzzo (2) Tyler Bozak (6), Carl Gunnarsson (1) 09:37 1–1
BOS Joakim Nordstrom (3) Sean Kuraly (5) 10:17 2–1 BOS
STL Vladimir Tarasenko (10) Jaden Schwartz (6) 14:55 2–2
2nd None
3rd None
OT STL Carl Gunnarsson (1) Ryan O'Reilly (12), Oskar Sundqvist (5) 03:51 3–2 STL
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st STL Samuel Blais Goaltender interference 03:55 2:00
STL Oskar Sundqvist Boarding 17:57 2:00
2nd BOS Connor Clifton Interference 03:34 2:00
STL Joel Edmundson Tripping 12:19 2:00
BOS Connor Clifton High-sticking 15:39 4:00
STL Jaden Schwartz Goaltender interference 17:56 2:00
3rd STL Brayden Schenn Slashing 13:22 2:00
OT None[note 1]
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 OT Total
STL 10 14 9 4 37
BOS 8 6 9 0 23

Game three[edit]

Torey Krug became the first player in Bruins franchise history to score four points in a Stanley Cup Final game when he did so in Game 3.

In game three, Boston took over the first period with three unanswered goals. The first came from Patrice Bergeron on the power-play. The next came from Charlie Coyle whose wrist shot got past Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. The last goal came from Sean Kuraly with less than ten seconds in the period; the goal was unsuccessfully challenged on an offside review. With power-play given to the Bruins from the failed offside challenge, David Pastrnak capitalized in the second period, backhanding his shot past Binnington. The Blues were able to get on the board as Zach Sanford passed to an open Ivan Barbashev for his third goal of the playoffs. However, the Bruins quickly had their four-goal restored when Colton Parayko was sent to the penalty box for high-sticking and Torey Krug cashed in for Boston's third power-play goal of the game. Binnington was pulled from the game following this goal and replaced with Jake Allen. In the third period, a roughing penalty by Bruins captain Zdeno Chara proved costly as Parayko scored on the given power-play, his slap shot deflecting off of Brandon Carlo. Although the Blues out shot the Bruins eleven to four, beyond the one goal, St. Louis could not get another past Tuukka Rask. Bruins forward Noel Acciari scored an empty-net goal to add insurance. Boston added another power-play goal with Marcus Johansson's slap shot cleanly beating Allen finalizing the score at 7–2. The Bruins scored on every power-play that they had in the game, scoring on each of their four power-play shots.[19]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st BOS Patrice Bergeron (9) – pp Torey Krug (12), Jake DeBrusk (6) 10:47 1–0 BOS
BOS Charlie Coyle (8) Marcus Johansson (7), Danton Heinen (6) 17:40 2–0 BOS
BOS Sean Kuraly (4) Joakim Nordstrom (4) 19:50 3–0 BOS
2nd BOS David Pastrnak (8) – pp Torey Krug (13), Patrice Bergeron (8) 00:41 4–0 BOS
STL Ivan Barbashev (3) Zach Sanford (1), Alexander Steen (3) 11:05 4–1 BOS
BOS Torey Krug (2) – pp Brad Marchand (12), Patrice Bergeron (7) 12:12 5–1 BOS
3rd STL Colton Parayko (2) – pp Ryan O'Reilly (13), Tyler Bozak (7) 05:24 5–2 BOS
BOS Noel Acciari (2) – en Joakim Nordstrom (5), Charlie Coyle (7) 18:12 6–2 BOS
BOS Marcus Johansson (2) – pp Torey Krug (14), Connor Clifton (3) 18:35 7–2 BOS
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st BOS Jake DeBrusk Kneeing 01:02 2:00
STL David Perron Interference 10:26 2:00
BOS Connor Clifton Roughing 14:22 2:00
STL Ivan Barbashev Unsportsmanlike conduct 14:22 2:00
STL Bench (served by David Perron) Delay of game (failed offside coach's challenge) 19:50 2:00
2nd BOS Charlie McAvoy Slashing 07:37 2:00
STL Patrick Maroon Unsportsmanlike conduct 07:37 2:00
BOS Zdeno Chara Unsportsmanlike conduct 07:37 2:00
STL Colton Parayko High-sticking 11:41 2:00
3rd STL David Perron Roughing 00:54 2:00
BOS Connor Clifton Cross checking 00:54 2:00
BOS Brandon Carlo Interference 01:31 2:00
BOS Zdeno Chara Roughing 05:18 2:00
BOS Jake DeBrusk Delay of game (puck over glass) 06:04 2:00
STL Alex Pietrangelo Slashing 18:12 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
BOS 12 8 4 24
STL 8 10 11 29

Game four[edit]

Ryan O'Reilly (pictured with Colorado) scored twice, including the game-winner, in Game 4. This game began his four-game goal-scoring streak.

In game four, Ryan O'Reilly scored first for the Blues, scoring a wrap-around goal 43 seconds into the game. The Bruins counter-attacked when Zdeno Chara shot at Jordan Binnington and the rebound went to Charlie Coyle who slid it past the Blues goaltender. The Blues regained the lead when Alex Pietrangelo's shot rebounded to Vladimir Tarasenko firing a wrist shot past Tuukka Rask. In the second period, with Boston forward Connor Clifton resigned to the penalty box for an illegal check to the head, the Bruins, shorthanded, tied the game as Brandon Carlo picked up a rebound to shoot it past Binnington. Midway through the third period, however, the Blues regained the lead with a rebound going to O'Reilly. The Blues staved off the Bruins, limiting Boston's shots to five. Brayden Schenn sealed the game's final score at 4–2 with an empty-net goal tying the series at 2–2.[20]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st STL Ryan O'Reilly (4) Zach Sanford (2), Vince Dunn (6) 00:43 1–0 STL
BOS Charlie Coyle (9) Zdeno Chara (4) 13:14 1–1
STL Vladimir Tarasenko (11) Alex Pietrangelo (12), Brayden Schenn (7) 15:30 2–1 STL
2nd BOS Brandon Carlo (1) – sh Patrice Bergeron (8), Brad Marchand (13) 14:19 2–2
3rd STL Ryan O'Reilly (5) Alex Pietrangelo (13), Carl Gunnarsson (2) 10:38 3–2 STL
STL Brayden Schenn (4) – en Unassisted 18:31 4–2 STL
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st None
2nd BOS Charlie Coyle High-sticking 05:47 2:00
STL Colton Parayko Delay of game (puck over glass) 08:31 2:00
BOS Connor Clifton Illegal check to head 13:53 2:00
3rd BOS Danton Heinen Tripping 02:08 2:00
STL Jay Bouwmeester High-sticking 06:42 2:00
BOS Torey Krug Slashing 19:34 2:00
STL Jay Bouwmeester Elbowing 19:34 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
BOS 9 10 4 23
STL 13 12 13 38

Game five[edit]

David Perron scored the game-winning goal in Game 5.

In game five, the Bruins piled on seventeen shots in the first period, but Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington held down the fort. The Blues got the first goal of the game in the second period as Ryan O'Reilly backhanded a shot past Tuukka Rask. The Bruins continued the pressure into the third period. In the third period, controversy occurred when Blues forward Tyler Bozak tripped Noel Acciari, but no penalty was called on the play. With play continuing while Acciari was down on the ice, David Perron scored with the puck deflecting off Rask into the net. The Bruins got on the board with less than seven minutes remaining when Oskar Sundqvist high-sticked Torey Krug, causing a delayed penalty, and the Boston defenceman passed to an open Jake DeBrusk who fired it past Binnington. The Blues played defensively for the final minutes to win the game 2–1 and lead the series 3–2.[21]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st None
2nd STL Ryan O'Reilly (6) Zach Sanford (3), Alex Pietrangelo (14) 00:55 1–0 STL
3rd STL David Perron (7) Ryan O'Reilly (14) 10:36 2–0 STL
BOS Jake DeBrusk (4) Torey Krug (15) 13:32 2–1 STL
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st STL Vince Dunn Delay of game (puck over glass) 06:27 2:00
BOS Brad Marchand Slashing 17:22 2:00
2nd STL David Perron Interference 09:25 2:00
3rd STL Alexander Steen Interference 03:09 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
STL 8 6 7 21
BOS 17 8 14 39

Game six[edit]

Tuukka Rask saved 28 of 29 shots faced in Game 6.

In game six, after both Brayden Schenn and Ryan O'Reilly were sent to the penalty box for boarding and delay of game respectively, Boston forward Brad Marchand scored on the resulting 5-on-3 power play. In the second period, both teams were relatively even in shots, Boston with eight and St. Louis with ten, but neither team scored. In the third period, Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo shot a bouncing puck towards Jordan Binnington which snuck under the Blues goaltender's blocker for the second goal of the game. Karson Kuhlman gave Boston a three goal lead with his first goal of the playoffs. St. Louis got on the board when O'Reilly's shot appeared to cross the goal line after a video replay. The Bruins regained their three-goal lead when the Blues in a defensive scramble left David Pastnak alone in front of the net and he fired the puck past Binnington. The Blues pulled Binnington in an attempt to tie the game, but Zdeno Chara sealed the victory for the Bruins finalizing the score at 5–1 and sending the series to a seventh game.[22]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st BOS Brad Marchand (9) – pp David Pastrnak (10), Torey Krug (16) 08:40 1–0 BOS
2nd None
3rd BOS Brandon Carlo (2) Jake DeBrusk (7) 02:31 2–0 BOS
BOS Karson Kuhlman (1) David Krejci (11) 10:15 3–0 BOS
STL Ryan O'Reilly (7) Alex Pietrangelo (15), David Perron (8) 12:01 3–1 BOS
BOS David Pastrnak (9) Brad Marchand (14), Sean Kuraly (6) 14:06 4–1 BOS
BOS Zdeno Chara (2) – en Unassisted 17:41 5–1 BOS
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st BOS Sean Kuraly Delay of game (puck over glass) 02:42 2:00
STL Brayden Schenn Boarding 07:17 2:00
STL Ryan O'Reilly Delay of game (puck over glass) 08:19 2:00
BOS Zdeno Chara Interference 18:21 2:00
2nd BOS Brad Marchand Tripping 09:11 2:00
BOS Charlie McAvoy Tripping 13:43 2:00
3rd STL Samuel Blais Slashing 19:38 2:00
STL Samuel Blais Roughing 19:38 2:00
BOS Connor Clifton Roughing 19:38 2:00
STL Robert Bortuzzo Cross-checking 19:43 2:00
STL Robert Bortuzzo Misconduct 19:43 10:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
BOS 12 8 12 32
STL 9 10 10 29

Game seven[edit]

External video
video icon Game 7 Full replay (NHL International's feed) on the NHL's official YouTube channel
Alex Pietrangelo scored the Stanley Cup-clinching goal in Game 7.

In game seven, Jay Bouwmeester's shot got through a screen of players and Ryan O'Reilly tipped the puck past Tuukka Rask for the opening goal. The Blues increased their lead with eight seconds remaining in the first period when Jaden Schwartz passed to an open Alex Pietrangelo who backhanded his shot for his third goal of the playoffs. Boston continued to pressure St. Louis in the second period with eleven shots, but Jordan Binnington kept the score at 2–0. In the third period, Vladimir Tarasenko followed the puck into the Bruins' zone and passed to an open Brayden Schenn who fired the puck past Rask. Zach Sanford made the score 4–0 as the Blues continued to work in the offensive zone, with David Perron working around the Bruins defenceman to pass to the open rookie forward. The Bruins then swapped Rask for an extra attacker and thwarted Binnington's shutout attempt with a goal from Matt Grzelcyk.[23] With the 4–1 victory, the Blues became the last remaining expansion franchise from 1967 to win the Stanley Cup.[24] O'Reilly was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.[23]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st STL Ryan O'Reilly (8) Jay Bouwmeester (7), Alex Pietrangelo (16) 16:47 1–0 STL
STL Alex Pietrangelo (3) Jaden Schwartz (7) 19:52 2–0 STL
2nd None
3rd STL Brayden Schenn (5) Vladimir Tarasenko (6), Jaden Schwartz (8) 11:25 3–0 STL
STL Zach Sanford (1) David Perron (6), Ryan O'Reilly (15) 15:22 4–0 STL
BOS Matt Grzelcyk (4) David Krejci (12) 17:50 4–1 STL
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st STL Colton Parayko Delay of game (puck over glass) 07:57 2:00
2nd None
3rd None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
STL 4 6 10 20
BOS 12 11 10 33

Team rosters[edit]

Years indicated in boldface under the "Finals appearance" column signify that the player won the Stanley Cup in the given year.

Boston Bruins[edit]

Zdeno Chara captained the Bruins to their third Stanley Cup Finals appearance in the 2010s
# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
55 United States Noel Acciari C/W R 27 2015 Johnston, Rhode Island first
42 United States David Backes RW R 35 2016 Minneapolis, Minnesota first
37 Canada Patrice BergeronA C R 33 2003 L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec third (2011, 2013)
25 United States Brandon Carlo D R 22 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado first
33 Slovakia Zdeno CharaC D L 42 2006 Trenčín, Czechoslovakia third (2011, 2013)
75 United States Connor Clifton D R 24 2018 Long Branch, New Jersey first
13 United States Charlie Coyle C R 27 2019 Weymouth, Massachusetts first
74 Canada Jake DeBrusk LW L 22 2015 Edmonton, Alberta first
48 United States Matt Grzelcyk D L 25 2012 Charlestown, Massachusetts first
43 Canada Danton Heinen C/W L 23 2014 Langley, British Columbia first
41 Slovakia Jaroslav Halak G L 34 2018 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia first
90 Sweden Marcus Johansson LW/C L 28 2019 Landskrona, Sweden first
44 United States Steven Kampfer D R 30 2018 Ann Arbor, Michigan first
46 Czech Republic David KrejciA C R 33 2004 Šternberk, Czechoslovakia third (2011, 2013)
47 United States Torey Krug D L 28 2012 Livonia, Michigan second (2013)
83 United States Karson Kuhlman C/W R 23 2018 Esko, Minnesota first
52 United States Sean Kuraly C L 26 2015 Dublin, Ohio first
63 Canada Brad Marchand LW L 31 2006 Halifax, Nova Scotia third (2011, 2013)
73 United States Charlie McAvoy D R 21 2016 Long Beach, New York first
27 United States John Moore D L 28 2018 Winnetka, Illinois second (2014)
20 Sweden Joakim Nordstrom C L 27 2018 Stockholm, Sweden second (2015)
88 Czech Republic David Pastrnak RW R 23 2014 Havířov, Czech Republic first
40 Finland Tuukka Rask G L 32 2006 Savonlinna, Finland third (2011, 2013)
14 United States Chris Wagner RW R 28 2018 Walpole, Massachusetts first

St. Louis Blues[edit]

Alex Pietrangelo captained the Blues to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship and first Finals appearance in 49 years
# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
34 Canada Jake Allen G L 28 2008 Fredericton, New Brunswick first
49 Russia Ivan Barbashev C L 23 2014 Moscow, Russia first
50 Canada Jordan Binnington G L 25 2011 Richmond Hill, Ontario first
9 Canada Samuel Blais LW L 22 2014 Montmagny, Quebec first
41 Canada Robert Bortuzzo D R 30 2015 Thunder Bay, Ontario first
19 Canada Jay Bouwmeester D L 35 2013 Edmonton, Alberta first
21 Canada Tyler Bozak C R 33 2018 Regina, Saskatchewan first
29 Canada Vince Dunn D L 22 2015 Peterborough, Ontario first
6 Canada Joel Edmundson D L 25 2011 Brandon, Manitoba first
15 Canada Robby Fabbri C L 23 2014 Mississauga, Ontario first
4 Sweden Carl Gunnarsson D L 32 2014 Örebro, Sweden first
7 United States Patrick Maroon LW L 31 2018 St. Louis, Missouri first
90 Canada Ryan O'Reilly C L 28 2018 Clinton, Ontario first
55 Canada Colton Parayko D R 26 2012 St. Albert, Alberta first
57 Canada David Perron LW R 31 2018 Sherbrooke, Quebec second (2018)
27 Canada Alex PietrangeloC D R 29 2008 King City, Ontario first
12 United States Zach Sanford LW L 24 2017 Salem, Massachusetts first
10 Canada Brayden Schenn C L 27 2017 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan first
17 Canada Jaden Schwartz LW L 26 2010 Melfort, Saskatchewan first
20 Sweden Alexander SteenA LW L 35 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba first
70 Sweden Oskar Sundqvist C R 25 2017 Boden, Sweden second (2016)
91 Russia Vladimir TarasenkoA RW L 27 2010 Yaroslavl, Soviet Union first
18 Canada Robert Thomas C R 19 2017 Aurora, Ontario first

Stanley Cup engraving[edit]

The Stanley Cup was presented to Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman following the Blues 4–1 win over the Bruins in game seven.

The following Blues players and staff qualified to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup:

2019 St. Louis Blues



^ - Also played Wing

Coaching and administrative staff

  • Tom Stillman (Chairman/Governor/Majority Owener), Chris Zimmerman (President/CEO of Business Operations/Alt. Governor), Doug Armstrong (President of Hockey Operations and General Manager/Alt. Governor)
  • Dave Taylor (Vice President of Hockey Ops.), Al MacInnis (Senior Advisor to the General Manager), Bill Armstrong (Asst. General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting), Craig Berube (Head Coach),
  • Steve Ott (Asst. Coach), Mike Van Ryn (Asst. Coach), David Alexander (Goaltending Coach), Sean Ferrell (Video Coach)
  • Larry Robinson (Senior Consultant of Hockey Ops./Asst. Coach), Rob DiMaio (Director of Player Personnel), Kevin McDonald (GM, San Antonio Rampage and Pro Scout), Tim Taylor (Director of Player Development)
  • Ryan Miller (Director of Hockey Operations), Dan Ginnell (Amateur Scout), Tony Feltrin (Amateur Scout), Jan Vopat (Head of European Scouting)
  • Ray Barile (Athletic Trainer), Dustin Flynn (Asst. Athletic Trainer), Joel Farnsworth (Equipment Manager)
  • Rich Matthews (Asst. Equipment Manager), Andrew Dvorak (Equipment Assistant), Eric Renaghan (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Steve Squier (Massage Therapist), Rich Jankowski (Sr. Director of Team Services), Mike Caruso (Vice President, Media & Brand Communications)

Players included[edit]

  • #4 Carl Gunnarsson(D) - played 25 regular-season games & 19 playoff games(7 games finals), qualifying. He missed 57 regular-season games, and 2 playoff games injured.
  • #15 Robby Fabbri(C/W) - played 32 regular-season games & 10 playoff games(2 games finals), qualifying. He missed 22 regular-season games injured

Player notes[edit]

These players were on the extended roster during the playoffs, having played regular-season games for St. Louis.

None of these players played in the playoffs for St. Louis. However, Del Zotto qualified to be engraved on the Cup as he played at least 41 regular-season games (42 with 3 teams). All other names were left off the Cup.

Television and radio[edit]

In Canada, the series was broadcast by Sportsnet and CBC Television in English, and TVA Sports in French. In the U.S., the Finals were split between NBC (Games 1, and 4 through 7) and NBCSN (Games 2 and 3).[25]

In the United States, the seven-game series averaged 5.3 million viewers, the highest average since the six-game 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. St. Louis had an average 28.7 rating, and Boston had an average 25.5.[26] Game 7 had an average 8.7 million viewers, being the most watched NHL game in nearly 50 years.[27][28]


  1. ^ The game winning goal was scored on a delayed penalty.


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