1:19 AM EDT, Wed May 25, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle 4 hours ago
Blues expect Sharks to press issue early in Game 6

Blues expect Sharks to press issue early in Game 6

The onus is on St. Louis to deny San Jose a win in Game 6 at SAP Center — a victory that would sent the Sharks to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time. If the teetering Blues even the best-of-seven series at three wins apiece, the Western Conference final will be decided with Game 7 in St. Louis on Friday. San Jose can view St. Louis as being in a predicament similar to Nashville’s when the Sharks took advantage of a team coming off a Game 7 win on the road against higher-seed Anaheim, and the Preds were visibly worn down as a result. San Jose has rallied from a 2-1 loss in the...
San Jose Mercury News 8 hours ago

NHL playoffs: Sharks' Vlasic blanking Blues' leading scorer Tarasenko

St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock says his leading scorer, Vladimir Tarasenko, is try to do too much against tough San Jose Sharks' defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
Fear The Fin 10 hours ago

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 5, San Jose continues to lead in scoring chances

The Sharks dominated the Blues in possession numbers. If the Sharks lost game five, we'd be talking about missed opportunities. After the first period the Sharks led in scoring chances 8-5 but trailed 2-1 on the scoreboard. When the final horn sounded on Monday night San Jose held a 19-11 scoring chance...
Fear The Fin 11 hours ago

Sharks vs. Blues, Game 5: Joe Pavelski continues to lead by example

Captain America scores and scores and scores some more. We almost certainly over-estimate the importance of leadership in the NHL. At best we give far too much leadership credit based on on-ice performance and at worst we know next to nothing about what an NHL player wants or doesn't want out of a...
Blues go back to Elliott to save them in Game 6

Blues go back to Elliott to save them in Game 6

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • With the possibility of their season ending with a loss in Game 6 or 7 of the Western Conference finals, the Blues are going to finish the series the way they started it: With Brian Elliott…
St. Louis Game Time 1 hour ago
Where is Tarasenko?

Where is Tarasenko?

Is he hurt? Is he longing to be with his newborn? Has he just given up? Does he not care about the team and its fans? Stop it.  Please stop it with the crazy talk about Vladimir Tarasenko.  The reason why Tarasenko has been a non-factor in the Western Conference Final is San Jose has targeted him and is smothering him with two of the best shot suppression defensemen in the league. Shooting the puck scores goals.  Shooting the puck a lot scores a lot of goals. To be a top goal scorer in the NHL you have to take a lot of shots.  This might seem obvious, but I'm building this argument...

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Ortiz: Hitchcock's goalie switch is right move

Ortiz: Hitchcock's goalie switch is right move

Goalie switch helps get the Blues going.
Blues bounce back with 6-3 win over Sharks

Blues bounce back with 6-3 win over Sharks

Allen stepped in for Elliott and made 31 saves.
San Jose Mercury News May 21, 2016

Blues chase Martin Jones out of net for San Jose

Martin Jones, coming off consecutive shutouts of the St. Louis Blues, gives up four goals on 19 shots

Does goalie change mean Blues are panicking vs. Sharks?

Does goalie change mean Blues are panicking vs. Is St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock panicking? Elliott has started in the net in every one of the Blues 17 postseason games and got the Blues into the Western Conference Finals. The move could have a major impact on Elliott’s confidence, if Hitchcock feels the need to go back to the veteran. If we're going to win this series, get back in this series, we can't continue to allow three and four goals and expect to win games, not the way San Jose is playing right now.

Pete DeBoer says Sharks are ready for Blues' Jake Allen in Game 4

SAN JOSE – Sharks coach Pete DeBoer feels his team is prepared to face goalie Jake Allen, who is making his playoff start this season for the St. Louis Blues on Saturday in Game 4 of the Western Conference final… Continue Reading → The post Pete DeBoer says Sharks are ready for Blues'...
Hitchcock says goalie change no reflection on Elliott

Hitchcock says goalie change no reflection on Elliott

The Blues have allowed seven goals in the past two games and the coach says the club has to be better defensively

Blues turn to Allen for Game 4 against Sharks

Looking to make a dramatic change, Hitchcock swaps goalies
Fresh legs helped fourth line drive Blues' offense

Fresh legs helped fourth line drive Blues' offense

Upshall is available but Hitchcock may stick with Jaskin and Paajarvi after an effective Game 3.
Hochman: Allen's style could help Blues' offense

Hochman: Allen's style could help Blues' offense

Allen’s ability to push the puck could be helpful.
San Jose Mercury News May 20, 2016

NHL: Sharks' penalty kill shutting down Blues

San Jose Sharks have killed pemalties the last eight times St. Louis Blues have had the man advantage.
Blues will start Allen in Game 4

Blues will start Allen in Game 4

Hitchcock says he is trying to change the momentum of the series

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