The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.
The victory secured their first Stanley Cup in their 52-year history.
St. Louis won the series four games to three, following the Capitals as the second team to win a maiden title in as many years.
The Blues took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period before adding two more in the third. Jordan Binnington starred on the night having stopped 32 of 33 shots.
Victory for the Blues ended the longest wait in NHL history – 51 seasons – for a team to win its first championship.
In January, St. Louis owned the worst record in the league.
The Blues haven’t played in a Stanley Cup Final since 1970, when they also faced the Boston Bruins.
Before the game, Olympic gold-medalist gymnast Aly Raisman and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz’s jersey as they pumped up the Bruins crowd. The game took place in Boston. Ortiz was shot over the weekend in the Dominican Republic.
The Philadelphia Eagles raced away in the fourth quarter as they beat NFC East rivals the Washington Redskins 28-13.
The Eagles drew first blood when Carson Wentz connected with Golden Tate for a score in the first, but a 90-yard Adrian Peterson rush put the depleted visitors up 10-7 midway through the second quarter.
Washington lost starting quarterback Alex Smith to a season-ending leg break earlier in November, and Monday night’s starter Colt McCoy left the same with a leg injury in the first quarter.
Darren Sproles found the end zone on a 14-yard rush for the Eagles, but a Dustin Hopkins field goal meant the game was finely poised going in the half 14-13 in favour of the reigning Super Bowl Champions.
After a scoreless third quarter, Wentz had his second TD of the night early in the fourth, finding Jordan Matthews, and Jake Elliott sealed the win with field goals from 46 and 44 yards.
The result means both the Eagles and Redskins have 6-6 records, while the Dallas Cowboys top the division with 7-5.
The week 11 match-up between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs was one of the most highly-anticipated fixtures this season and to say it lived up to its hype would be a massive understatement.
It was tipped as the game of the year, with both teams entering it with 9-1 records, and somehow managed to exceed expectations. How? Well, 105 points will do it for starters.
The Rams edged the contest 54-51 with both sides trading blow-for-blow.
Here’s a look at some of the mind-boggling numbers from the encounter.
773 Monday night NFL fixtures have been played and this was the highest-scoring one.
1st game in which both teams scored over 50 points.
1st game in which a team (Chiefs) scored 50 points and lost.
Monday night’s game was the first in NFL history where both teams scored 50 points. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no team in NFL history has scored 50 points in a loss. Entering the game, NFL teams scoring 50+ points were 216-0 all-time. So much for that....— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2018
1001 total yards gained during the game between both teams.
14 touchdowns with Patrick Mahomes throwing for six of them.
891 passing yards between the two quarterbacks.
73-yard touchdown from Mahomes to Tyreek Hill in the fourth quarter.
195 yards worth of penalties with 21 flags thrown.
40 points scored but still a defeat for the Chiefs for the second time this season (the Patriots beat them 43-40).
54 points for the Rams is the third-highest point total in MNF history.