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Blues win ESPY Award for Best Comeback

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

LOS ANGELES - The Clarence Campbell Bowl, the Conn Smythe Trophy, the Selke Trophy and the Stanley Cup.

Now can add an ESPY to the 2019 trophy case.

A remarkable season got even more remarkable for the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday after being awarded the ESPY for Best Comeback at the 2019 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

The Blues, who were dead last in the League the morning of Jan. 3, became the first team in all of the four major North American professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL) to reach the championship game or series after being in last place one-quarter or more into the season. Not only did the Blues reach the final series, but they also claimed the first Stanley Cup title in franchise history.

Video: Go behind the scenes at the ESPYs

"Big thanks to the fans of St. Louis," Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly said in his acceptance speech on stage. "There were some dark times this year and they stuck with us, kept buying tickets and we got things going and turned things around.

"Thank you all, it's been a heck of a ride. On behalf of the St. Louis Blues, thanks everyone."

Players on stage to accept the award included O'Reilly, Pat Maroon, Jordan Binnington, Colton Parayko, Joel Edmundson, Robert Thomas, Robby Fabbri and Zach Sanford.

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