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Ryan O’Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

The Blues forward had a brilliant series.

2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Seven Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Ryan O’Reilly was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff most valuable player after tonight’s 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.

O’Reilly finished the playoffs with nine goals and 16 assists, and scored in four straight playoff games this round. After a slow start that had fans wondering if he was hurt, O’Reilly came back in a big way to help get the Blues across the finish line.

The Blues had several candidates for Conn Smythe: Jordan Binnington, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz. But in the end, it was the player that the Blues got from the Buffalo Sabres for some spare parts that made all of the difference in the world.

This is a weird way of celebrating, though.