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A Stanley Cup Final Game 7 is what this Blues season deserves

With everything the Blues have been through this season, what's one more enormous test in the quest for hockey's ultimate prize?

If you've even remotely followed the Blues at any point in their 52 year history (save for the last two months), you know things usually don't end well.

The team we love so much pretty much always leaves us wanting more.

They played that role again to perfection on Sunday for Game 6, where with the city ready to explode, the Blues promptly imploded and ended any chance of a home Stanley Cup celebration in 2019.

I'm here to tell you it's going to be alright.

Like Craig Berube put it after Game 6, if I would've told you the Blues were playing in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final back in January, I think every single fan would've been on board.

This Blues team has never done things the neat, easy way. 

You thought this team that hasn't won a Stanley Cup in their 51 seasons of existence, fired their head coach this season, was in last place at the start of the new year, put their faith in an unknown rookie goaltender and went to at least Game 6 in every series this postseason was just going to show up and waltz away with the Stanley Cup at home with the entire town ready to party?

That's just not the way this season was supposed to end. 

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Even though we love them, the Blues' legacy as a franchise has been heartbreak and failure.

But this year has been different. This team has been different.

This team has looked history right in the face and said, "not today".

Every time you think they're going to fold, they respond with a resiliency that continues to amaze everyone.

And I expect nothing less from them on Wednesday night.

For whatever reason, the Blues feel more at home on the road in these playoffs. They're 9-3 away from St. Louis compared to 6-7 at Enterprise Center.

And there may be some recent trends on their side in Game 7 as well, if you're in need of some optimism.

Since 2007, only four teams have won the Stanley Cup at home. The last team to do it was the Blackhawks in 2015. The Blues can keep that trend going with a win in Boston on Wednesday.

It has always seemed like something has had to go wrong, before something can go right during the playoffs for the Blues.

After the "hand-pass" game, they rattled off three straight wins to beat the Sharks. After losing a deflating Game 1 and a depressing Game 3, they bounced right back with their signature gusto.

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This crazy season of hockey in St. Louis deserved 7 games in the Stanley Cup Final, even if that meant not being able to clinch at home.

Think about the story that'll be told if the Blues pull it off in Boston and make the entire TD Garden (save for the 150 or so Blues fans or so that will make the trip) go completely silent.

Silence from a Boston crowd sounds even more satisfying than deafening screams from a home St. Louis crowd if you ask me.

So, what's one more test? What's one more seemingly insurmountable obstacle for this team?

Why not take it the distance and write a fitting ending to the greatest St. Louis sports story we've ever witnessed?

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