ST. LOUIS — The Blues are the toast of the town.
At age 100, Marge Kirchhoefer is among the oldest St. Louis Blues fans and now that they are Stanley Cup champions, she knows exactly how she will celebrate.
“It’s too good to be true,” Kirchhoefer said. “I have friends and we all party together. We’re going to drink champagne. I may get loaded! I don’t care.”
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There’s a lot of that going around in St. Louis, now that the Blues have knocked off the Boston Bruins to win their first NHL championship since they arrived as an expansion team 52 years ago. The 4-1 win in Game 7 on Wednesday night in Boston set off a wild celebration that lasted well into Thursday morning.
And why not? After all, it’s been a long wait for Blues fans.
A parade on Saturday will honor hockey’s new champions and up to 1 million people are expected to line downtown streets, followed by a rally beneath the Gateway Arch.