Well, at least Jon Hamm and Jenna Fischer are happy.
The Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues last met in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1970, when the Bruins swept in four games.
This year, it came down to a thrilling seven-game series with the Blues finally taking the Cup on Wednesday night at the TD Garden in Boston with a 4-1 victory.
Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly scored the first goal of the game in the first period, with teammate Alex Pietrangelo closing out the period in its waning seconds with a shot in the net. The third period saw goals three and four, both for the Blues, and the Bruins finally getting their first.
As thousands of fans gathered outside the stadium, many of the luxury suites were filled with Hollywood stars including Michael J. Fox, Denis Leary and John Kraskinski. New England Patriots Super Bowl champions Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski passionately showed their support for a fellow Boston franchise, as did Pats owner Robert Kraft.
Heading into the night, the Blues were the oldest active NHL team to not win the Stanley Cup. The Bruins have hoisted Lord Stanley of Preston’s trophy six times.
Wednesday marked the 17th time in NHL history that the Stanley Cup Final went to Game 7 and the first time since 2011, when Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each scored twice as the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0.
The home team is 12-4 all-time in Stanley Cup Final Game 7s, but the road team has won each of the prior two Game 7s.
Stanley Cup Final Game 7 aired live on NBC with Mike Tirico hosting live coverage and Emmy Award-winning play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member and analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning “Inside-the-Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire calling the game.
Bravo TV host Andy Cohen even made a special appearance will make an appearance during tonight’s coverage on “NHL Live” for a pre-game interview, and NBA Hall-of-Famer and analyst Charles Barkley took a break from the NBA Finals to join the set during the first intermission.