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Pat Maroon Tells Laila Anderson She Inspired Blues' Stanley Cup Run

The Blues ended the second-longest Stanley Cup Finals drought on Tuesday.

The St. Louis Blues ended the second-longest Stanley Cup finals drought when they defeated the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night. The Blues will play in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970.

Perhaps one of their biggest fans has played a role in their surprising run.

Following Tuesday's win, Blues winger Pat "Big Rig" Maroon found Laila Anderson, who's battling a life-threatening immune disease disorder called HLH, and told her that her fight is inspiring St. Louis' historic run.

Anderson's family took her to watch Game 3 of the series last week, when the Sharks took a 2-1 series lead after winning 5–4 in overtime. But the Blues bounced back to win three straight games, including Tuesday's 5–1 win.

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The Blues will face the Boston Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Game 1 is scheduled to be played in Boston on Monday, May 27, and will start at 8 p.m. ET.