JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson has ordered the lighting of the Missouri State Capitol dome to shine blue Thursday evening in celebration of the St. Louis Blues’ first-ever win of the Stanley Cup.
The Blues’ Stanley Cup victory marks the end of the team’s 52-year wait for hockey’s highest honor. After defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday night, the Blues brought the Stanley Cup home to St. Louis for the first time. A celebration and parade is planned for Saturday in downtown St. Louis.
“The wait is over — the St. Louis Blues have brought the Stanley Cup home to the great State of Missouri. This is a well-deserved victory for a team that has inspired the people of St. Louis and Missouri throughout a hard-fought season. The Blues have made us all proud. Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champions — St. Louis Blues,” Governor Parson said.