The St. Louis Blues can clinch a spot 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 their first few years of presence (losing in every ) but have not been back since. They will return with a success at home on Tuesday night in Game 6 vs. the Sharks. A Game 7 of the West Finals will be Thursday at San Jose.
Boston will be favoured over the Blues or even Sharks for the Stanley Cup and would maintain home-ice advantage. The Bruins are -152 to win the Cup with the Blues at +210 and Sharks +600. On this particular series line, St. Louis is -435 and San Jose +325. That the series ends is -167 with a Game 7.
These teams split Games three and four at St. Louis. The Sharks won Game three 5-4 in overtime, last Friday 2-1, although the Blues took Game four.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks played their worst game of these playoffs on Sunday in Game 5, falling 5-0. It is the first time they have been closed out in this postseason. The Sharks are banged up to make things worse. Captain Joe Pavelski abandoned in the third period Sunday having an injury, while winger Tomas Hertl and defenceman Erik Karlsson both missed the third period because they were hurt. As he is dealing with a groin injury karlsson and just 10:32 played overall. Hertl was struck by Ivan Barbashev in the first stage (managed to keep playing for some time ), together with the Sharks asserting it ought to have been a major penalty but no penalty was called. Barbashev won’t receive any supplemental field.
St. Louis Blues
If they comprised the playoffs in discovering season awards, Blues netminder Jordan Binnington are a lock to win the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie — he’s a finalist. Binnington stopped all 21 shots Sunday for his first career playoff shutout and just the second for its franchise in the past 15 decades. Binnington wasn’t the No. 1 star of Game 5, though. That honor belonged to Jaden Schwartz, who had a hat trick. This was the hat trick of his career and second in those playoffs. No Blues participant had multiple hat tricks in the same postseason. No participant in the NHL had multiple hat tricks in the very same playoffs since 2008. Schwartz has 12 goals in these playoffs, one greater than he had in 69 regular-season games. St. Louis includes a 3-2 lead at a best-of-7 show for the 13th time. The Blues won 10 of their previous 12 series.
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