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The captain and the kid are going to the Western Conference finals with the St. Louis Blues.

St. Louis did more than survive Game 7 this time. The Blues routed the top-seeded Dallas Stars 6-1 on Wednesday night to advance to their first Western Conference finals since 2001.

Robby Fabbri, their 20-year-old rookie center, became the youngest player in NHL history to score three points in a Game 7, with a goal and two assists, and captain David Backes added a goal and an assist.

"The way we feel here, we know we've got a good team and we know every time we're challenged we've kind of risen up to it," Paul Stastny said.

Blues linemates Fabbri, Stastny and...