St. Louis, Missouri- The Stanley Cup Final is set, and for the fourth straight year a franchise will have the opportunity to bring home the cup for the first time. The St. Louis Blues (known affectionately as the Capitals of the West) are returning to the Final for the first time since 1970. They face the same opponent they faced that year in the Boston Bruins. That series is famous for Bruins legend Bobby Orr’s “flight” after he buried the series-clinching goal. Blues fans are hoping this year is different, which it already has been in a lot of ways. After years of playoff frustration, the Blues found themselves in an unfamiliar position in January. They were 31st in the league standings. They had already fired their third-year head coach Mike Yeo and had appeared to run out of options. Then they decided to give Jordan Binnington a chance. Prior to this season, Binnington only had one career NHL appearance which took place during the 2015-2016 season, when he came in to relieve Brian Elliott, who at the time was the Blues starting goalie. On January 7th, Binnington made his first career start. The Blues defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-0, and then went on to win 15 of their next 20 games. They flew into a playoff spot as the hottest team in the league. They ran into trouble against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final, going down 2-1 in the series after a questionable goal was scored in overtime by Erik Karlsson. However, they found their footing in the games that followed, outscoring the sharks 12-2 over the next three games to advance to the Cup Final. This Blues team is young and hungry and looking to finally end their playoff nightmare.