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Analysis: Twitter users back the St. Louis Blues in a landslide

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 29: David Backes #42 of the Boston Bruins and Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues mix it up after the whistle during the first period in Game Two of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO–The Blues and Bruins sit tied 1-1 in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, but there’s little question that St. Louis is viewed nationally as the underdog against Boston. The Bruins are still the betting favorite. One place where the Blues and their fans are blowing the Bruins out as if the teams were playing with an empty net? Twitter.

Staffers at analyzed more than 40,000 tweets using hashtags like #weallbleedblue, #stlblues, #letsgoblues, and #lgb against Bruins fan hashtags since the Final series started. The result, based on geotagged twitter data, has 39 states bleeding blue, and just 11, primarily in the northeast, rooting for Boston.

The margin could have been worse if the analysis included #PlayGloria and the like.




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