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Joyner-Kersee, Mahomes, Kelce among athletes on hand to cheer for Blues

Sports stars showed up to support home team for Cup Final Game 3

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

St. Louis hosted a Stanley Cup Final game Saturday for the first time in 49 years, and some of the city's finest athletes weren't going to miss it for the world.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a six-time Olympic medalist, and Super Bowl champions Isaac Bruce and Jake Long were among the world-class competitors attending Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and Boston Bruins.

Video: BOS@STL, Gm3: Hamm, Fischer and more root on Blues

Joyner-Kersee, considered one of the greatest female athletes ever, originally is from East St. Louis, Illinois and joined Bruce and Long, who each had standout careers in St. Louis when the NFL's Rams played there, for a pregame hype video.

Tweet from @StLouisBlues: LET���S GO BLUES!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/Qmi0lRBl7b

The Blues run to the Stanley Cup Final has inspired athletes from all over Missouri. Tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes from the Kansas City Chiefs, donned Blues jerseys and cheered on St. Louis. Kelce's throwback Wayne Gretzky jersey was especially good.

Tweet from @SNFonNBC: Kansas City, Missouri STAND UP!@tkelce lookin' clean in the Great One's threads at #StanleyCup Final Game 3. pic.twitter.com/tghX8xUSr5

Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, shared a happy moment with A-list actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm after a Blues goal. Fellow actor Jenna Fischer, best known for her role as Pam Beesly on "The Office," was also in attendance.

Tweet from @NHLonNBCSports: Jon Hamm and @PatrickMahomes celebrating this @StLouisBlues goal is everything we didn't know we needed. pic.twitter.com/dSZxdy7a5d

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard "The King" Petty stood with current driver Bubba Wallace at the game, even though Wallace was scheduled to compete in the Pocono 400 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Sunday.

Tweet from @NASCARonNBC: Richard Petty and @BubbaWallace are taking in Game 3 of the #StanleyCup Final in St. Louis tonight! pic.twitter.com/KDj0lj0icp

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