PHT Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Edition


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• Blues win first Stanley Cup by bottling Bruins. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Ryan O’Reilly wins Conn Smythe Trophy. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Berube helped Blues find identity after early-season struggle. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues latest team erased from Stanley Cup drought list. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

Zach Sanford keeps late dad’s memory at heart during Stanley Cup win. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues finally deliver Stanley Cup to St. Louis.  (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

Jay Bouwmeester finally gets his Stanley Cup. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Bruins, Blues factor into top Game 7 moments in playoff history. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Bruins’ Marchand calls Game 7 loss ‘by far’ worst of career. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues fan Laila Anderson gets moment with Stanley Cup. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues fans fill Busch Stadium, Enterprise Center for Game 7 watch parties. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• NBA legend Charles Barkley pulling for Blues in Game 7. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues’ worst-to-first, Stanley Cup reversal unlike anything in NHL history. (Sportsnet)

• If Phil Kessel stays in Pittsburgh, who goes? (

Corey Perry to the Edmonton Oilers? There’s some sense in it. (Edmonton Journal)

•  Cassidy and Berube deserve more credit for getting their teams to Cup final. (Montreal Gazette)

• I don’t really care about hockey. But St. Louis, my city, needed this Stanley Cup run. (Washington Post)

And if you’re interested in watching some videos this morning, we got you covered:

Game Highlights: Link
Pietrangelo Interview: Link

O’Reilly wins Conn Smythe: Link
O’Reilly Interview: Link
Binnington Interview: Link
Blues hoist Cup: Link
Berube Interview: Link
Maroon Interview: Link
Bouwmeester Interview: Link
Tarasenko Interview with family: Link
Parayko celebrates with Laila, interview: Link

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck