St. Louis Newspaper Mistakenly Runs Ad Congratulating Blues on Stanley Cup Win; Team Loses Game 6

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In a letter published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman thanked his fans after “the elation of breaking through and bringing St. Louis its first-ever Stanley Cup.”

That would be all well and good if the team had actually won the Stanley Cup Trophy. The Blues were up 3-2 as they entered a home game against the Boston Bruins.

“Winning the Stanley Cup was a dream come true for so many of you. All of us will remember where we were, what we did and how we felt when the Blues brought the Cup home,” wrote Stillman.

Later in the letter, the Blues literally did what no hockey fan wants their team to do before winning: They planned the parade.

“We are so very proud of our players, our organization and our fans. And now, together, we can finally say ‘We won the Cup for St. Louis,'” Stillman wrote. “We look forward to celebrating with you as we parade the Cup down Market Street.”

Here it is.

That would prove to be a bad omen, because the Bruins would go on to defeat the Blues 5-1 and force a Game 7.

The Blues will look to end to their 51-year title drought against the team it lost the Cup to last time it reached this far in the tournament.