Lightning’s Pat Maroon gets hero’s welcome back in St. Louis


Lightning forward Pat Maroon, a native of St. Louis, was in attendance for the Giants-Cardinals game at Busch Stadium on Saturday.

Maroon and the Lightning are coming off their second straight Stanley Cup championship, which is also the third in a row for Maroon — he won with his hometown Blues in 2019.

Marooon received a standing ovation from the crowd in St. Louis when he was shown on the scoreboard during the third inning of an eventual 3-1 Cardinals victory.

It had to have been a much better feeling for Maroon than earlier in the week, when he admitted he was the one who damaged the Cup after slipping and falling while holding it during the Lightning’s boat parade on Monday.

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