The St. Louis Blues can clinch a Place opposite the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals with a home victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.
Sharks vs Blues Stanley Cup Betting Evaluation The Blues made the Stanley Cup Finals in each of the first three decades of existence (losing in each) but haven’t been back since. They’ll come back with a victory at home on Tuesday night in Game 6 vs. the Sharks. A Possible Game 7 of the West Finals will be Thursday in San Jose.
Boston would be favoured over either the Blues or even Sharks for the Stanley Cup and would maintain advantage. The Bruins are -152 to win the Cup with the Blues at +210 and Sharks +600. On this series line, St. Louis is -435 and San Jose +325. That the series ends Tuesday is -167 using a Game 7 being played +145.
These teams divide Games three and four at St. Louis. The Sharks won Game three 5-4 in overtime, Friday 2-1, while Game four was taken by the Blues.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks played their worst game of these playoffs on Sunday in Game 5, decreasing 5-0. It is the first time. The Sharks are quite banged up to make things worse. Captain Joe Pavelski left in the third period Sunday with an injury, while winger Tomas Hertl and defenceman Erik Karlsson both missed the next period because they were hurt. As he’s dealing with a groin injury, karlsson played just. Hertl was struck by Ivan Barbashev at the first stage (managed to continue playing for some time ), together with the Sharks asserting it ought to have been a significant penalty but no penalty was called. Barbashev won’t receive any discipline from the NHL Department of Player Safety.
St. Louis Blues
If they included the playoffs in determining awards, Blues netminder Jordan Binnington are a lock to win the Calder Trophy as the team’s leading rookie — he’s a finalist. Binnington stopped all 21 shots Sunday for his first career playoff shutout and only the second for the franchise in the previous 15 years. Binnington was not the No. 1 star of Game 5, though. That honour belonged to Jaden Schwartz, who had a hat trick. This was the sixth hat trick of his career and second in these playoffs. No Blues participant had multiple hat tricks in precisely the same postseason previously. No participant in the NHL had multiple hat tricks in the very same playoffs because 2008. Schwartz has 12 goals in these playoffs, one greater than he had in 69 regular-season games. St. Louis has a 3-2 lead at a best-of-7 show for the 13th time. The Blues won 10 of the prior 12 series.
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