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PHT Morning Skate: Stanley Cup Edition

Gary Bettman presents Alex Pietrangelo with the Stanley Cup as he celebrates with Jay Bouwmeester and the rest of his Blues teammates.

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at

• Blues win first Stanley Cup by bottling Bruins. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Ryan O’Reilly wins Conn Smythe Trophy. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Berube helped Blues find identity after early-season struggle. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues latest team erased from Stanley Cup drought list. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Zach Sanford keeps late dad’s memory at heart during Stanley Cup win. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues finally deliver Stanley Cup to St. Louis. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Jay Bouwmeester finally gets his Stanley Cup. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Bruins, Blues factor into top Game 7 moments in playoff history. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Bruins’ Marchand calls Game 7 loss ‘by far’ worst of career. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues fan Laila Anderson gets moment with Stanley Cup. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues fans fill Busch Stadium, Enterprise Center for Game 7 watch parties. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• NBA legend Charles Barkley pulling for Blues in Game 7. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• Blues’ worst-to-first, Stanley Cup reversal unlike anything in NHL history. (Sportsnet)

• If Phil Kessel stays in Pittsburgh, who goes? (

• Corey Perry to the Edmonton Oilers? There’s some sense in it. (Edmonton Journal)

• Cassidy and Berube deserve more credit for getting their teams to Cup final. (Montreal Gazette)

• I don’t really care about hockey. But St. Louis, my city, needed this Stanley Cup run. (Washington Post)

And if you’re interested in watching some videos this morning, we got you covered:

Game Highlights: Link
Pietrangelo Interview: Link

O’Reilly wins Conn Smythe: Link
O’Reilly Interview: Link
Binnington Interview: Link
Blues hoist Cup: Link
Berube Interview: Link
Maroon Interview: Link
Bouwmeester Interview: Link
Tarasenko Interview with family: Link
Parayko celebrates with Laila, interview: Link

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck