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Episode 772

St. Louis Blues
Fri, 2019-Jun-14 01:12 UTC
Length - 2:11

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With 241,658 views on Thursday, 13 June 2019 our article of the day is St. Louis Blues.

The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The franchise was founded in 1967 as one of the six teams from the 1967 NHL expansion and is named after the W. C. Handy song "Saint Louis Blues". The Blues play their home games at the 19,150-seat Enterprise Center in downtown St. Louis, which has been their arena since moving from St. Louis Arena in 1994. The Blues have qualified for the playoffs in all but nine of their 52 seasons, appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals four times, and won the Stanley Cup in 2019. Their 42 playoff appearances are the most of NHL teams outside of the Original Six, although the franchise struggled in the postseason throughout much of their history and were swept during each of their first three Finals appearances. With the Blues' victory in their fourth Stanley Cup Finals, 49 years after their previous appearance and 52 years after their founding, they became the final active team from the 1967 expansion to win their first Stanley Cup.

The Blues are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the NHL. They have a rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks, with both teams having played in the same division since 1970. The San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL are the two minor league affiliates of the Blues.

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