When the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference final with a 2-1 Game 7 double-overtime victory over the Dallas Stars, rookie forward Robert Thomas, 19, was among the heroes.
Never gonna forget tonight. #WeAllBleedBlue #stlblues pic.twitter.com/8ACc1SnyAJ
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 8, 2019
He assisted on both goals and it was his shot that Pat Maroon stuffed into the net for the OT winner.
Robert Thomas of the @StLouisBlues became the second teenager in NHL history to factor on a series-clinching overtime goal, joining Boston's Bep Guidolin (17 years, 111 days) in Game 5 of the 1943 Semifinals. https://t.co/8HIubzsOPq #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/N9Lkhctq96
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 8, 2019
Thomas joined former Boston Bruins forward Bep Guidolin as the only teenagers in NHL history collect a point on a Game 7 series-deciding goal.
Teenage #Bruins, 1942. From left: Bill Shill, 19; Don Gallinger, 17; Bep Guidolin, 17 #Habs pic.twitter.com/7Ws42CIlMP
— Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) January 30, 2014
Guidolin assisted on an OT goal by Ab DeMarco Sr. as the Bruins eliminated the Montreal Canadiens from the semifinals with a 5-4 victory on March 30, 1943.