The Boston Bruins weren't able to dispatch the St. Louis Blues in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. The series went seven games and despite having home-ice advantage, the Bruins fell in Game 7 by a final score of 4-1.
The championship was the Blues' first in franchise history and the 2019 Cup Final was their first appearance in the championship in 49 years. So, needless to say, winning the championship was a big deal for the city. And, it certainly was for superfan Laila Anderson as well.
Anderson, 11, suffers from a life-threatening autoimmune disease and drew the attention of the Blues during their championship run. She was at Game 7 and was also involved in the team's championship parade. And recently, she received a letter congratulating her on the Blues' win. That letter came from Boston mayor Marty Walsh.
Here's a look at the letter, per the NHL on NBC Twitter account.
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) July 4, 2019
This is a very decent gesture by Walsh. Anderson was certainly an inspiration for all during the Stanley Cup coverage, and even though the Bruins couldn't win, seeing her celebrate with the Blues certainly was a silver lining for Bruins -- and hockey -- fans everywhere.
And as Walsh mentioned, Boston has had plenty of success with championships lately. So, while the Bruins' recent loss was a tough one, Boston still has plenty to be proud of and a couple of championship trophies to defend.
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