|Western Conference Finals - Best of 7 - Game 6 - STL Leads 3-2|
|25||SAN JOSE||+140||Ov 5.5,+100||+150||Ov 5.5,+100|
|26||ST LOUIS||-160||Un 5.5,-120||-170||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||24-25-0||-6.2||24-25||-6.2||26-21||3.2||32.9||3.4||29.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||3-2||2.8||26.8||3.6||30.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||101||346||120||103||112||11||17||3286||10.5%||306||69||22.5%||595|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||49||159||56||48||49||6||4||1610||9.9%||147||33||22.4%||274|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||6||3||1||1||134||10.4%||12||2||16.7%||21|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||19||57||18||17||19||3||5||578||9.9%||65||12||18.5%||94|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||322||101||108||103||10||17||2910||11.1%||305||58||19.0%||534|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||169||49||58||57||5||8||1461||11.6%||159||33||20.8%||279|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||9||4||0||0||150||12.0%||19||3||15.8%||27|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||61||16||24||20||1||2||587||10.4%||71||13||18.3%||102|
|AARON DELL (All Games)||27||20||649||574||88.4%||4||9-11||-5.5||9-11-0||-4||14-6|
|AARON DELL (Road Games)||18||14||451||394||87.4%||2||6-8||-3.6||6-8-0||-3||11-3|
|AARON DELL (Last 4 Games)||4||2||92||80||87.0%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|AARON DELL (Playoff Games)||2||0||36||31||86.1%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||81||81||2248||2018||89.8%||2||48-34||-4.4||48-34-0||-2||44-34|
|MARTIN JONES (Road Games)||35||35||1003||899||89.6%||2||18-17||-2.6||18-17-0||-2||15-18|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||104||87.4%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|MARTIN JONES (Playoff Games)||19||19||549||495||90.2%||1||11-9||+1.4||11-9-0||+2||12-7|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||28-22-0||-2.6||28-22||-2.6||23-24||3.1||32.1||3.0||28.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||3-2||3.6||30.0||2.8||26.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||100||299||97||94||98||10||12||3173||9.4%||297||60||20.2%||501|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||50||157||60||45||46||6||7||1605||9.8%||153||30||19.6%||260|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||5||9||4||0||0||150||12.0%||19||3||15.8%||27|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||18||52||14||15||22||1||0||569||9.1%||60||10||16.7%||86|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||270||75||91||93||11||16||2858||9.4%||272||52||19.1%||447|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||148||44||44||56||4||6||1426||10.4%||123||29||23.6%||251|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||6||3||1||1||134||10.4%||12||2||16.7%||21|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||47||17||15||13||2||2||513||9.2%||40||9||22.5%||78|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||46||45||1277||1156||90.5%||2||19-26||-10||19-26-0||-11||22-21|
|JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)||21||20||525||461||87.8%||0||8-12||-7.5||8-12-0||-8||14-5|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||110||92.4%||1||1-3||-4.7||1-3-0||-5||2-2|
|JAKE ALLEN (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (All Games)||51||49||1342||1233||91.9%||1||35-14||+16.5||35-14-0||+16||19-25|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Home Games)||27||25||719||660||91.8%||1||18-7||+6.6||18-7-0||+7||8-15|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||101||92.7%||0||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Playoff Games)||19||19||535||485||90.7%||0||11-8||+1||11-8-0||0||9-8|
|VILLE HUSSO (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VILLE HUSSO (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VILLE HUSSO (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: SAN JOSE 3.11, ST LOUIS 3.13|
|4/26/2019||COLORADO||5-2||W||0, -135||W||6 ov||O|
|4/28/2019||COLORADO||3-4||L||0, -155||L||6 un||O|
|4/30/2019||at COLORADO||4-2||W||0, +100||W||6 ov||P|
|5/2/2019||at COLORADO||0-3||L||0, +110||L||6 ov||U|
|5/4/2019||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, -145||W||6 ev||U|
|5/6/2019||at COLORADO||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|5/8/2019||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ov||U|
|5/11/2019||ST LOUIS||6-3||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/13/2019||ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|5/15/2019||at ST LOUIS||5-4||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/17/2019||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 ev||U|
|5/19/2019||ST LOUIS||0-5||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|5/21/2019||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/25/2019||DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5 un||P|
|4/27/2019||DALLAS||2-4||L||0, -140||L||5 un||O|
|4/29/2019||at DALLAS||4-3||W||0, +100||W||5 un||O|
|5/1/2019||at DALLAS||2-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|5/3/2019||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|5/5/2019||at DALLAS||4-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|5/7/2019||DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|5/11/2019||at SAN JOSE||3-6||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|5/13/2019||at SAN JOSE||4-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/15/2019||SAN JOSE||4-5||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|5/17/2019||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ev||U|
|5/19/2019||at SAN JOSE||5-0||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/21/2019||SAN JOSE|| |
|SAN JOSE: LAST SEASON: 45-27-10, 100 points. Third place in Pacific Division. |
LOST to Vegas Golden Knights in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Peter DeBoer (fourth season, 11th NHL season).
ADDED: D Erik Karlsson, F Antti Suomela, F Rourke Chartier.
LOST: F Chris Tierney, D Dylan DeMelo, F Mikkel Boedker, F Eric Fehr, F Joel Ward, F Jannik Hansen, D Paul Martin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Karlsson. The Sharks
ADDED the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman on the eve of training camp in a blockbuster move. Karlsson is an elite playmaker and defenseman and should provide a major boost to San Jose on the power play, as well as five-on-five play.
OUTLOOK: Ever since acquiring Joe Thornton in general manager Doug Wilson's first blockbuster trade back in 2005, the Sharks have viewed themselves as Stanley Cup contenders almost every season. That is clearly the case this year after adding Karlsson to a defensive unit that already featured 2016 Norris winner Brent Burns and shut-down defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The Sharks are potentially thin at center and will need a healthy season from Thornton at age 39 after two straight years with major knee injuries in order to challenge for the Cup.
|ST LOUIS: LAST SEASON: 44-32-6, 94 points. Finished fourth in Central Division, one point shy of a playoff spot.
COACH: Mike Yeo (second full season, eighth NHL season).
ADDED: C Ryan O'Reilly, C Tyler Bozak, F David Perron, F Patrick Maroon, G Chad Johnson.
LOST: F Vladimir Sobotka, F Patrik Berglund, F Tage Thompson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Ryan O'Reilly. St. Louis was active this offseason, highlighted by a blockbuster trade with Buffalo that netted the skilled O'Reilly. The 27-year-old center had 24 goals and 37 assists in his final season with the lowly Sabres. Playing for the refurbished Blues, he could be headed for a big year.
OUTLOOK: Loaded. The addition of O'Reilly, Bozak, Perron and Maroon should create a deep set of lines, and captain Alex Pietrangelo remains one of the NHL's top defensemen. The most pressing concern for St. Louis just might be the health of high-scoring winger Vladimir Tarasenko, who is coming back from April surgery on his left shoulder.
|Blues look to finish Sharks, get back to Final at last|
The team that sat dead last in the NHL when the calendar flipped to 2019 is now one win away from the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970.
That kind of turnaround sounds like a cheesy movie of the week, but it's the scenario before the St. Louis Blues after they blasted the host San Jose Sharks 5-0 Sunday afternoon to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.
"We're close," Blues forward Patrick Maroon told reporters. "We're very close right now. I think the guys know that. It's in the back of their heads, but we know that that's a good hockey team over there, too, and they're not going to give up."
The Blues will look to close out the best-of-seven series Tuesday at home when they host Game 6. The winner of the series will face the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final.
Coincidentally, the last time the Blues reached the championship round, they lost to the Bruins -- a result forever framed by the famous image of Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring the Cup-winning goal. St. Louis made the Cup final in each of its first three seasons but hasn't returned since.
"It's gonna be a lot of emotion and it's important our players keep it in check," Blues head coach Craig Berube said. "Our players have done a pretty good job of ... focusing. I don't expect anything different. It's important at the start of the game you're simple and direct. Keep your emotions in check and not let them get out of control."
Berube's charges moved ahead in the series with their most dominating performance of the playoffs. Jaden Schwartz recorded a hat trick and goalie Jordan Binnington made 21 saves for his first career playoff shutout as the Blues claimed their seventh win in nine road tilts this spring.
"If you saw the game, you saw how good everyone on the team played," Binnington told Sportsnet after the game. "Everyone was outstanding, making the right decisions, playing hard and playing disciplined. That's a good team win."
And a costly one for the Sharks. Not only did they suffer a defeat, but the Sharks suffered through a war of attrition in what may be their final home game of the season. Defenseman Erik Karlsson and forward Tomas Hertl didn't play in the third period, while captain Joe Pavelski left early in the final frame after taking a hard check.
Karlsson, who appeared to aggravate a groin injury that limited him during the regular season, looked nothing like himself on the game's first goal. His poor giveaway resulted in Oskar Sundqvist's game-opening goal before the six-minute mark. From there, it went to downright ugly for the hosts as the Blues took complete control.
Schwartz's trio of goals gives him 12 in the playoffs, one more than he collected through the regular season, while Vladimir Tarasenko netted a penalty shot goal in a three-point game. Tarasenko has collected at least one point in every game this series.
Now, the Sharks must find a way to recover and win on the road to force a seventh game at home, which would be Thursday.
"We've been here before. We had to go and win in Vegas to get to a Game 7," said coach Peter DeBoer, whose team has been outscored 7-1 in the last two games. "You're never comfortable when your back's against the wall like that, but we've been there before and found away. We're confident we can do that again."
Sharks goalie Martin Jones stopped 35 shots in the loss.
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 8/23/2019 11:46:44 AM EST|