Someone other than the Cardinals brought a championship home to Saint Louis. For the first time in their 52 year existence, the Blues won the Stanley Cup, in a series that peaked in last night’s game 7 with a record 9 million viewers late in the 3rd period when the decisive 4th goal was scored. The previous record was 2010’s game 6 when the Blackhawks ended their 49 year drought against the Flyers. Most impressive, 60% of television viewers in Saint Louis were watching the game. Nobody can say their city was uninterested. Original 6 Boston is a reliable draw, but it is a bit surprising the 1971 rematch would break the record. Maybe the NHL’s popularity is on the rise. Blues fans have waited a long time, being the final 1967 expansion team to join hockey immortality. Sorry Seals, you never made it.