Patrick Maroon’s goal at 5:50 of the second overtime pushed the St. Louis Blues past the Dallas Stars and into the Western Conference finals with a historic 2-1 win in Game 7 of their semifinal series on Tuesday in St. Louis. The Blues will learn of their next opponent following Wednesday night’s Game 7 between San Jose and Colorado.
St. Louis native Maroon describes his game-winning goal, which was set up after a beautiful move by Robert Thomas
Never gonna forget tonight. #WeAllBleedBlue #stlblues pic.twitter.com/8ACc1SnyAJ
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 8, 2019
The Blues ambushed St. Louis native Ben Bishop all night. The Stars goalie faced 54 shots in the game, making him just the fifth goalie in history to face 50 or more shots in a Game 7. Vince Dunn gave the Blues a 1-0 lead at 13:30 of the first period. Stars winger Mats Zuccarello tied it with an unassisted goal just 2:25 later.
The #stlblues shooting on Bishop explained in a GIF #DALvsSTL pic.twitter.com/4v6IfbgYrM
— Bill Pollock (@missourisports) May 8, 2019
Bishop uses one word to describe his feelings
St. Louis is back in the Western Conference finals for the first time since the 2015-16 season and just the third time since the 2000-01 season.