ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis Blues fans raised their arms in victory Saturday at the Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis as the hometown team defeated the Chicago Blackhawks in the first overtime period.
The Blues lead the Hawks two games to none in the first round of the Western Conference. But fans were on the edge of their seats in both games as St. Louis trailed Chicago with just seconds to go in regulation play.
One fan taking a break before the teams resumed play in the overtime period Saturday admitted she was ‘petrified’ her Blues would lose until the team came back and tied the game. “We did this with six point four seconds left. It was just amazing.”
Another fan called the match “a phenomenal game, one of the best games I’ve ever seen.”
Another St. Louis fan said, “I’ve been living in Chicago for five years watching them celebrate; I’m ready for my turn.”
Some ticket holders brought their children to the playoff game. But one lady expecting a baby boy brought a sign saying ‘I`ll name my baby Stanley IF…’ She is challenging the team to win the Stanley Cup and promising the boy she and her husband are expecting would be named Stanley.
The teams resume their matchup in Chicago next week.