The St. Louis Blues can clinch a spot opposite the Boston Bruins at 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 Analysis The Blues made the Stanley Cup Finals in each of their first three decades of existence (dropping in every ) but haven’t 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 would be Thursday in San Jose.
Boston would be favoured over the Blues or even Sharks for the Stanley Cup and could 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. Tuesday, that the series ends is -167 using a Game 7 being played at +145.
These teams divide Games three and four in St. Louis. The Sharks won Game three 5-4 in overtime, while the Blues took Game four Friday 2-1.
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 they’ve been shut out in this postseason. The Sharks are very banged up to make matters worse. Captain Joe Pavelski left in the third period Sunday with a injury, while winger Tomas Hertl and defenceman Erik Karlsson equally missed the third period because they were hurt. As he’s dealing with a groin injury, karlsson played just. Hertl was hit by Ivan Barbashev at the first period (was able to keep playing for a while), together with the Sharks asserting it ought to have been a major penalty but no penalty was called. Barbashev will not obtain any discipline.
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 newcomer — he is 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 decades. Binnington wasn’t the No. 1 star of Game 5, however. That honor belonged. It was the first time hat trick of his career and second in those playoffs. No Blues participant had hat tricks in precisely the same postseason previously. No participant in the NHL had multiple hat tricks in the same playoffs since 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 in a best-of-7 series for the 13th time. The Blues won 10 of the 12 series.