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Hull returns with other Blues captains for hype video before Game 3

Federko, Plager, Pronger recorded message ahead of Cup Final home opener

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Brett Hull recorded another impassioned hype video for St. Louis Blues fans, and this time he brought friends. 

Hull was joined by three fellow former Blues captains, Chris Pronger, Bob Plager and Bernie Federko, and current captain Alex Pietrangelo for the inspirational message before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.

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Hullrecorded a message for Blues fans before Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks. Hull and the other Blues captains produced a similarly styled video, where they made an inspired speech while highlights rolled.

"This is for us," Federko said in the video. "For the fans who spend their hard-earned money on tickets; For the mothers and fathers that wake up at dawn to take their kids to the rink."

"For the grandparents that have passed down their loyalty for generations," Pronger continued. "For the alumni that have proudly represented the blue note since they first put on the sweater, for the players that have poured every ounce of energy into this team." 

"This is our time," Plager said. "This is our opportunity to make the world take notice."

The video was aimed at firing up the Blues and their fans for the first Cup Final game in St. Louis since 1970 with the hope the Blues finish their first Stanley Cup championship in their 52-year NHL history.

"They can doubt us. They don't have to believe," Hull said. "We're not going to let up. We're not going to give in. We won't let history hold us back."  

The recording, along with superfan Laila Anderson's pregame message revved up the Enterprise Center crowd. Unfortunately for St. Louis, the Bruins left with a 7-2 victory and took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series, but they'll get chance to tie the series again on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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