Blues organist trolls Blackhawks by playing ‘Chelsea Dagger’ (vid)
The St. Louis Blues finally broke out of the first-round slump that has been plaguing the organization for years courtesy of a thrilling 3-2 Game 7 victory in front of its hometown fans in Scottrade Center.
To help celebrate the moment — not to mention rub some salt in the wounds of the eliminated Blackhawks — the organist at the arena briefly played The Fratellis’ “Chelsea Dagger,” Chicago’s longtime home ice goal celebration song, as the two teams participated in the customary post-round handshake.
Here's Blues organist @JABsMusic playing a somber "Chelsea Dagger" during the handshake line: https://t.co/pQUmP9Dvup (h/t @BobaFenwick)
— Organist Alert (@organistalert) April 26, 2016
As noted by Bill Wilson on Twitter — via Puck Daddy — the tune was played in a minor key.
The Blues official Twitter account even got in on the “Chelsea Dagger” trolling.
BLUES WIN!! BLUES WIN!! BLUES WIN!!! No more Chelsea Dagger! #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/ui4X5L49vG
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 26, 2016
The Blues move on to face the Dallas Stars in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, saw their opportunity to repeat as Stanley Cup champions pass them by, meaning the team will have to wait until next season to hear the raucous celebratory song again at United Center.