The San Jose Sharks took a massive chomp out of the St. Louis Blues during the NHL Playoffs but the Blues aren’t out yet! Game 3 of the Western Conference Final is on May 19 and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see! Click to watch.
The normally dominant St. Louis Blues failed to score during Game 2 against the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Playoffs. The NHL’s Western Conference Final now headed to the Sharks’ home turf. Could this be the beginning of the end of the Blues?
With the score tied at 1-1 in this NHL Playoffs series, this game is incredibly critical for each team, as they need the momentum to carry them to the NHL Finals. Will the home rink advantage give San Jose the edge or will St. Louis leave the Sharks hanging out to dry? The May 19 game takes place from the SAP Center in San Jose, California and it all kicks off at 9:00 P.M. EST.
The Sharks have only lost once at home during the 2016 NHL Playoffs, according to SB Nation. They’re also the favorites heading into this match, as they held St. Louis to a scoreless 4-0 shutout in Game 2. The Blues’ goaltender, Brian Elliot, 31, must have felt like a victim of a feeding frenzy after that vicious shark attack. Show your San Jose support by picking up an official shirt here.
“Frankly, they’ve beat us at the game for five periods and had better chances,” Blues captain David Backes, 32, said, according to St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “They’re executing better than we are.” The Sharks are skating fast and shooting with precision, just like St. Louis did throughout the NHL Playoffs. “We’ve been dealt some of our own medicine,” coach Ken Hitchcock, 64, said. Show off your love for the St. Louis Blues by getting an official shirt here.
St. Louis’s Robert Bortuzzo, 27, will replace Joel Edmundsson, 22, on defense, hoping to challenge the Sharks’ killer offense better than before. Kevin Shattenkirk, 27, will likely move over to defense, according to Sports Illustrated. Magnus Paajarvi, 25, will make his NHL playoff debut, taking the spot off Steve Ott.
“I’ve never played playoffs, so that would be cool if that would happen,” Magnus said. “I would not think too much. I would try to keep it as simple as I can, if I get in and give them hell.” That’s the kind of attitude that may help St. Louis win. If Magnus can swim with the sharks, then nothing’s stopping him from raising the Stanley Cup.
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers?