LOS ANGELES, CA (June 27, 2019) – The St. Louis Blues® have reached the pinnacle of professional hockey as 2019 Stanley Cup® Champions for the first time in the team’s 52 year history! After an unforgettable comeback season, going from last to first, the Blues survived a hard-fought seven game Stanley Cup® Final defeating the Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins. To commemorate this historic season, Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and NHL Original Productions will take fans on the ice, behind the bench, and in the locker room with an exclusive look at the Blues’ thrilling regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs performance with the at-home release of St. Louis Blues® 2019 Stanley Cup® Champions on July 30, 2019.
This must-have film for any hockey fan will provide a look at the team’s historic season with clips from both the regular season and postseason, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive interviews with players, coaches and those closest to the team. This in-depth narrative of the franchise’s first championship, St. Louis Blues® 2019 Stanley Cup® Champions, will be available in three formats: Blu-ray™ Combo, DVD, and Digital. It will be available throughout the St. Louis market, everywhere films are sold, on shop.NHL.com and Amazon. The digital version will be available on iTunes, Prime Video, VUDU and Google Play, just to name a few.
“The St. Louis Blues’ journey both on and off-the-ice this past season is one to remember,” said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer & Executive Vice President. “This film shows every step of the team’s incredible run from last to first to win the Stanley Cup. We wanted to highlight all of the people – from the fans to the players to the front office – and all of the moments that helped make this historic Championship happen.”
For the Blues, the road to the Stanley Cup Championship featured a six or seven game series in each round of the playoffs. A natural hat trick from Jaden Schwartz against the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 led the Blues to advance to the second round. Despite facing elimination on the road in Game 6 against the Dallas Stars, the Blues took the second round to seven games; in Game 7, St. Louis-native Pat Maroon scored a goal five minutes into the second overtime period to send the team to the conference final. After a back and forth series with the San Jose Sharks, the Blues had a decisive 5-1 victory in Game 6 to send them to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970 (in which the Bruins swept the Blues). In the Final, Ryan O’Reilly scored in four consecutive games to cement the Blues’ first Stanley Cup® win since the team joined the NHL® 52 years ago.