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Championship trophy awarded annually in the National Hockey League

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Stanley Cup: Championship trophy awarded annually in the National Hockey League
The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner. It is the oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise, and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) considers it to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport". The trophy was commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup and is named after Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada who donated it as an award to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club. The entire Stanley family supported the sport, the sons and daughters all playing and promoting the game. The first Cup was awarded in 1893 to Montreal Hockey Club, and winners from 1893 to 1914 were determined by challenge games and league play. Professional teams first became eligible to challenge for the Stanley Cup in 1906. In 1915, professional ice hockey organizations National Hockey Association (NHA) and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) reached a gentlemen's agreement in which their respective champions would face each other annually for the Stanley Cup. It was established as the de facto championship trophy of the NHL in 1926 and then the de jure NHL championship prize in 1947.


St. Louis Blues celebrate Stanley Cup: A parade 52 years in the making

The St. Louis Blues won the first Stanley Cup in the franchise's 52-year history and celebrated with fans at a parade and rally.
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Fans shrug off rain to honor Stanley Cup champion Blues

Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis despite heavy rain, awaiting a parade and rally to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues
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Videos for Stanley Cup

Ryan O’Reilly Wins Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP [Video]Ryan O’Reilly Wins Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP

Jun 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) skates with the Conn Smythe Trophy after defeating the Boston Bruins in game seven of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Stanley Cup arrives in St. Louis [Video]Stanley Cup arrives in St. Louis

Ecstatic fans yelled and cheered at the airport Wednesday night, as the victorious St. Louis Blues hockey team arrived home, bringing the coveted Stanley Cup with them. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Blues Win Their First Stanley Cup [Video]Blues Win Their First Stanley Cup

(Reuters) - The St. Louis Blues completed a most improbable journey and wiped out decades of misery by beating the Boston Bruins on Sunday to capture their first Stanley Cup and set off a celebration..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Blues cruise to first Stanley Cup with 4-1 Game Seven victory over Bruins [Video]Blues cruise to first Stanley Cup with 4-1 Game Seven victory over Bruins

The St. Louis Blues cruise to first Stanley Cup in franchise history with 4-1 Game Seven win over the Boston Bruins

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:25Published


The NHL offseason begins: Where 31 NHL teams go from here

Now that the NHL has crowned its Stanley Cup champion, here’s what’s next for the 31 teams as the offseason begins:
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Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman; 11-year-old Blues fan celebrates Stanley Cup win.
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11-year-old Blues fan celebrates Stanley Cup win

Even while battling a rare blood disorder, 11-year-old Laila Anderson's support of the St. Louis Blues never wavered. She got to celebrate their Stanley Cup win right next to her favorite player. Dean..
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Laila Anderson celebrates Blues' Stanley Cup win

Laila Anderson, 11, became an inspiration for the St. Louis Blues during their Stanley Cup run as she battles a life-threatening autoimmune disorder. She was on the ice to celebrate with them after..
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Blues bring first Stanley Cup home to St. Louis

As St. Louis Blues players arrived back in the team's hometown, each player, one-by-one, held the Stanley Cup trophy over their head and let out a cheer. (June 13)  
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Blues fans wins $100,000 on $400 Stanley Cup bet

The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions for the first time in franchise history thanks to a masterful performance in their 4-1 Game 7 win in Boston on Wednesday night.
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15 emotional photos from Blues' celebration of first Stanley Cup in franchise's 52-year history

The emotions poured out Wednesday night as the Blues won Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise's 52-year history. Here is celebration in photos.
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St. Louis fans celebrate first ever Stanley Cup

Fans at a watch party at the Enterprise Center in downtown St. Louis celebrated Wednesday night after the NHL St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Boston to win the first Stanley Cup in..
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Laila Anderson, 11-year-old St. Louis Blues superfan, joins team in Stanley Cup celebration

Anderson, 11, who suffers from a rare, life-threatening disease that results in the body making too many immune cells, had adopted the Blues.
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Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

At Last: Blues complete trip from last in NHL to first Stanley Cup championship, beating Boston 4-1 in Game 7
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Blues complete amazing comeback with 4-1 win against Bruins for first Stanley Cup title

The St. Louis Blues, in last place on Jan. 2, beat Boston Bruins for franchise's first Stanley Cup behind Jordan Binnington's rookie-record 16th win.
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Bruins rout Blues 5-1 to force Game 7 of Stanley Cup Finals

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask makes 28 saves to deny the St. Louis Blues a chance to win their first Stanley Cup title at home.
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Special team: Blues penalty kill has them on verge of Cup

Special team: Blues' power play still stagnant but revamped penalty kill against Bruins has St. Louis on verge of winning Stanley Cup
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Blues on cusp of first Stanley Cup after beating Bruins

SportsPulse: There may have been some controversy but the Blues got it done in Boston and are now one win away from their first ever Stanley Cup.
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