Last time when St. Louis Blues were in the finals of the Stanley Cup, their goalie was Glenn Hall who is now 87 years old.
It was back in 1970; Richard Nixon was the president of United States, Beatles had broken up, gas was at 36 cents a gallon and the median house pay was at 23600 dollars.
The St. Louis Blues on Saturday night were able to win the Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against San Jose Sharks by 5-0 to have a lead of 3-2.
With this win of the best of seven series, Blues are now only 1 game away from ending their 49 years long Stanley Cup Final drought.
Blues had 11 postseason wins this season which is likely their most wins in a single playoff. Last time they reached the finals back in 1970, they only had 8 postseason wins.
The Game 6 between the teams will be played on Tuesday in St. Louis and if they win this game, they will earn themselves a trip to the Stanley Cup final where they will play against The Boston Bruins. As it happens to be, last time in the 1970’s finals, Blues opponent wee also Bruins. Bruins won that season with 4 straight victories.