ST. LOUIS (AP) — When the St. Louis Blues traded for Ryan O’Reilly in the offseason, they received an All-Star caliber player still seeking postseason success.
He fit right in with a franchise still seeking its first Stanley Cup after 52 years of existence.
While neither has found what they are looking for yet, they are both one step closer.
The Blues’ win over the Winnipeg Jets in six games in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs was welcomed by the team’s long-suffering fans, who watched their team climb into the postseason from the bottom of the standings in January.
It was also the first series win in three tries for O’Reilly, a 10-year veteran center now on his third team.