Blues fan Laila Anderson will be in Boston for Game 7


Laila Anderson has become a superstar in the hockey world over the last few weeks. The 11-year-old Blues fan is now a household name that everyone is rooting for. Thanks to the Blues, she’s attended Western Conference Final and Stanley Cup Final games in St. Louis. Now, she’s taking the show on the road!

On Tuesday night, the Blues posted a video of Anderson’s mom telling her daughter that she’s been cleared to travel to Boston for Game 7.

As you’d imagine, Anderson was very emotional (you will be too once you watch the video) about getting the chance to see her Blues play on the road in the biggest game in franchise history.

“That video last night her mom posted was truly amazing,” said Blues forward Patrick Maroon. “She’s been an inspiration to all of us throughout the year and Alex Steen has done a good job of bringing her and making her feel comfortable, Colton Parayko the same way, making her feel welcome to the team and the St. Louis Blues welcome her and her family.

“It’s been truly amazing. She’s a fighter and she’s going to continue to fight. She’s our inspiration. We look up to her, what she has to go through every single day. To get on that plane, iknow the doctors are questionable of getting her out there because of her health and to say that she gets to come on the plane and travel out here to see us play, that’s truly amazing. I’m so happy for her.”

Before her trip to Enterprise Center for Game 3 the Western Conference Final, Anderson hadn’t been allowed to leave her home unless she was going to the hospital. The reason for this is because she was diagnosed with a rare disease called HLH which attacked her immune system.

It’s great to see her condition improve to the point where she can go to games at home and on the road.

Enjoy it, Laila!

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.