Hey St. Louis Blues fans! The Stanley cup will be making a stop in Joplin on Friday morning from 9-11 a.m. It only took 52 years to bring the Cup to Missouri. Stop by City Hall to grab a selfie with the trophy with the most unique history. Patrick Tuttle with the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau explains.
“There’s four rings that are currently on there, and those are 12 years, and 12 different teams listed on each ring and the key players from each team, so that’s about 50 years of history right there on the cup.”
Officials ask that you use the west entrance at City Hall if you plan on coming by.
No team prior to the 2019 Blues had gone from last place in the NHL after its 30th game to winning the Cup in the same season, and St. Louis – after 37 games, or 45% of its regular-season schedule – was the worst of the worst. But the Blues cultivated a resilience that propelled them to an 11-game winning streak, to the most points in the league after January 1, and through a grueling playoff series, each tied after four games. In the games that followed, the Blues went 8-2, winning by a combined score of 30-16.
The Blues will then showcase the Cup at the Tulsa Oilers season-opening game Friday night in Tulsa when they face the Kansas City Mavericks.
Listen to the KZRG Morning Newswatch all week for a chance to win a pair of those tickets to the Friday night game in Tulsa.