In this Stanley Cup Final, the St. Louis Blues will play against the Boston Bruins, with Game 1 scheduled for May 27th.

Advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 49 years, the St. Louis Blues claimed a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 on Tuesday. In contrast, the Boston Bruins are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the third time in nine seasons, having knocked out the Carolina Hurricanes with a 4-0 win in the Eastern Conference Final.

As recently as January, the St. Louis Blues ranked at the tail of the NHL standings. Working their way up from the bottom of the heap, the Blues managed to reposition themselves by strengthening their defense, and playing with greater speed and physicality.

A wave of great defensemen render Boston Bruins fans spoiled, with Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy currently leading the pack.

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