It's a Great Time to be a Hockey Fan in Missouri (Go Blues!)

For the first time since 1970, the St. Louis Blues have made it to the Stanely Cup Final! Many of you have been watching all of the action leading up to this moment in time right here with us at Wicked Willie's Sports Grill in Osage Beach. If you aren't already a hockey fan, now is an excellent time to give watching this sport a try. 



The fans around here make watching any game at our Lake of the Ozarks sports bar & grill exciting. When one of our favored teams makes it to the playoffs, things get even more thrilling than usual! 

Blues VS. Bruins
This will only be the fourth time in the franchise's history that the St. Louis Blues have made it to the Stanley Cup Final. The last time they were there was 1970 and, as luck would have it, that last game was played against none other than their 2019 fellow finalists, the Boston Bruins. The Bruins came out on top back then, but our Blues are looking good for a big win this time around.

4 out of 7 games must be won to claim the Stanley Cup. Games 1 & 2 will be held at TD Garden in Boston, bringing games 3 & 4 to the Show-Me State at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. If more games are necessary after those, they will bounce back and forth between cities until there is a winner.    




STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE

Game 1 at Boston
Monday, May 27
7 pm

Game 2 at Boston
Wednesday, May 29
7 pm

Game 3 at St. Louis
Saturday, June 1
7 pm

Game 4 at St Louis
Monday, June 3
7 pm

*Game 5 at Boston
Thursday, June 6
7 pm

*Game 6 at St. Louis
Sunday, June 9
7 pm

*Game 7 at Boston
Wednesday, June 12
7 pm

Blues Fun Facts
If you are already a tried and true Blues fan, these interesting tidbits of information may be old news to you. For everybody else, maybe these fun facts will pique your interest enough that you'll come in and join us for a game or two at the best place to watch sports at the Lake of the Ozarks. (We promise, you're going to have a great time!) 

  • The franchise was founded in 1967. It was the last of the expansion teams created when the league went from 6 to 12 teams.
  • The Blues have made it to the Stanley Cup Final 4 different times: 1968, 1969, 1970, and 2019.
  • They are the oldest NHL team to never have won the Stanley Cup. (This is the year though, right!?!)
  • Wayne Gretzky played 31 games for the St. Louis Blues. While there, he scored 37 points and helped the team come within 1 overtime game of the Conference Finals.
  • The Chicago Blackhawks, long-time rivals of the Blues, are actually the ones that insisted St. Louis become one of the expansion teams in 1967. Chicago's team owner also owned the St. Louis Arena and hoped to unload the property.
  • The Blues are named after W. C. Handy's song entitled "Saint Louis Blues."
  • It's a tradition for Jeremy Boyer, the Blues organist, to play live during games. He plays the "St. Louis Blues" in its entirety before every game. A shorter version is played after each period, followed by "When the Saints Go Marching In." That last song is also played after each St. Louis goal, but the fans replace the word "Saints" with "Blues!"
  • The Blues games now take place in the Enterprise Center, previously known as the Scottrade Center, the Savvis Center, and before that the Kiel Center. They have played in that same home location since 1994.
  • Their mascot, a blue polar bear, got the name "Louie" by a fan vote, and he made his debut on October 10, 2007. 

Unless you're making the trek to Boston, you'll need a TV to watch at least half of the games for the Stanly Cup Final. We happen to have 31 TVs and 3 giant projection screens conveniently placed all around our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar, so there's never a bad seat in the house! Of course, you're welcome to watch all of the at-home games right here with us too. Wicked Willie's Sports Grill has the best fans in town to watch any sport with so even if you're not a big fan, the atmosphere just may turn you into one! 




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