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Watch: The Blues hoist their first Stanley Cup Championship banner

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If you missed the game tonight, you don’t have to miss the history.

NHL: OCT 02 Capitals at Blues Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s taken a very, very long time for this occasion to happen.

But you know what? Sometimes waiting makes it all so much sweeter. The Blues missed the chance to skate the puck around home ice by a game, so tonight? They have it one last go-round before having to return it to the Hockey Hall of Fame for the season.

And then the Blues finally raised the banner that we all have been waiting so long for, played Gloria one more time, and got down to the business of defending the trophy.

Welcome to the 2019-2020 NHL season. The goal’s changed from win the Cup to defend the Cup, and so far it’s looking like the Blues are taking their new goal very seriously.