- Blues take a lead on the Sharks in Game 5
- Sharks suffer 4 injured players
- Blues are close from making it to the Stanley Cup Finals
The Western Conference Final has been a back-and-forth between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks. The Blues managed to break the tie in Game 5, taking the lead with 3-2 in the series. Here are our predictions for Game 6.
St. Louis Blues Break Ahead of San Jose Sharks
The St. Louis Blues had a tough job in Game 5 when they faced the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final on Sunday. Tied 2-2 the only one team could win and that was a victory well-earned by the Blues.
The Blues managed to secure a clear 5-0 win, leaving no opportunity for the Sharks to reciprocate. Jordan Binnington, the goalkeeper for the Blues, fended off all 21 shots directed his way, completely discouraging the Sharks’ offensive.
Despite playing on home ice, the Sharks couldn’t take the initiative, letting the guests lead in total shots. At one point, the Sharks were behind with as much as 10 to 36 in terms of shots.
|St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks – Game 6 Betting Odds|
|Blues||-1.5 (+190)||-150||U 5.5 ( -125)|
|Sharks||+1.5 (-230)||+130||O 5.5 (+105)|
The game will now be heading to the ice rink back in St. Louis where the Blues have a chance to secure their spot in the Stanley Cup’s finals by winning in Game 6 and tossing the Sharks out of the competition.
The Blues Dominate in the Entire Game 3
Despite playing on their home stadium, the Sharks just weren’t out for blood in Game 5. They let the Blues set the rhythm of the game and then dominate throughout all encounters. Outshot from the start, the Sharks struggled to keep apace and reciprocate attacks.
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) May 19, 2019
The Blues played very dynamically, scoring away quick shots that the Sharks just didn’t see coming for the most part. In fairness, the Sharks also lost a number of players in the final game that left them at a significant disadvantage, although not before the Blues had established their dominance.
- Time: Wednesday, May 22, 9 PM ET
- Place: SAP Center
- Broadcast: NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports
The points kept rolling in for the Blues with their attacks piercing through the Sharks defenses time and after again.
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 19, 2019
Erik Karlsson, Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi were all out before the game was over, putting the Sharks at an even deeper disadvantage. If the Sharks don’t manage to return in full force on Wednesday, May 22, this could be the end of the line for San Jose.