Blues' Ryan O'Reilly captures Conn Smythe Trophy

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St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly won the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

O’Reilly recorded a goal and an assist during Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins, getting the Blues on the board after Boston dominated the first period of Game 7.

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The Blues’ forward matched Wayne Gretzky with his opening goal, becoming the first player since the Great One to score in four consecutive Final games.

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O’Reilly finished the playoffs with eight goals and 23 points, leading the Blues through their run.

The 27-year-old has now quietly assembled a trophy case that would make almost all players envious, having previously captured the Selke Trophy and Lady Byng Trophy. He’s been named to two all-star games, and now has lifted the Cup and the Conn Smythe.

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