The St. Louis Blues hosted their first Stanley Cup game in nearly a half-century on Saturday. But Blues fans did not have much to cheer. The Blues got in trouble early and never could claw back, falling 7-2 in Game Three to the Boston Bruins.
Though there was one memorable moment. The Blues showed The Office’s Jenna Fischer in the crowd with the team down 5-1. It was reportedly the first thing fans were able to cheer for in over 20 minutes.
They just showed St. Louis native Jenna Fischer in the stands after a clip from "The Office" played and that's the most Blues fans have cheered in the last 20 minutes.
— Corey Miller (@corey_miller5) June 2, 2019
Unfortunately, Fischer saw a really brutal beatdown.
I’m very sad Jenna Fischer has to see this game in person. pic.twitter.com/8nKKAhH1Yb
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) June 2, 2019
The crowd went crazy when Fischer was shown on the Jumbotron, and the cheer was noticeable on live TV.
Crowd goes wild for Jenna Fischer
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 2, 2019
Fischer was sitting with her husband, Lee Kirk, and children Weston and Harper. Her son Weston was wearing a Vladimir Tarasenko jersey.
— NHL (@NHL) June 2, 2019
The NHL tweeted hoping she was allowed in the Chili’s in St. Louis, a joke that stems from an early episode of The Office where Pam is banned from Chili’s for getting too drunk. In 2017, 11 years later, Chili’s lifted the ban. After that game, Fischer might need to go get a Chili’s margarita and have a “second drink.”
The Bruins and Blues last met in the championship round during the 1969-70 season, with Boston sweeping St. Louis in four games. The Blues have yet to win a Stanley Cup Final game on home ice in franchise history.
Fischer grew up in St. Louis and created a viral moment with her co-star John Krasinski, a die-hard Bruins fan, a week ago when both their respective teams made the Final.
Other famous attendees included Blues superfan Jon Hamm, Kansas City Chiefs players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.
Headline photo: @SWhyno
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