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Fans shrug off rain to honor Stanley Cup champion Blues

By The News · 18 of June 2019 02:38:26
AP Photo,, No available, St. Louis Blues fans celebrate outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, where a watch party had been held for Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Blues won the title. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis despite heavy rain, awaiting a parade and rally to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.

The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 to win their first championship. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion team in 1967 and made it to the Stanley Cup Final in each of the team’s first three seasons, without winning a game. The team hadn’t been back until this year.

Fans began lining the streets hours before the parade, despite the rain. The parade will travel down Market Street to the Gateway Arch for a rally.

The last time St. Louis celebrated a major championship was when the Cardinals won the 2011 World Series.