Goaaaal! The San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues have the Western Conference finals all tied up at 2 games each. Who will get the critical Game 5 win on May 23? HollywoodLife.com wants you to see this amazing game so click to watch.
The San Jose Sharks let the NHL Playoffs lead slip right through their fins, and now they’re tied with the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Finals. Will the Sharks be able to bite back and reclaim their momentum or will St. Louis steal this pivotal game?
St. Louis will have the home rink advantage as the Sharks swim into the Scottstrade Center on May 23. The winner of this match will be one step closer to playing for the Stanley Cup in the NHL Finals. The hot action kicks off at 8:00 P.M. EST so be ready to see every exciting, heart-pounding second.
The Sharks had arguably their worst game in the NHL Playoffs, dropping Game 4 to St. Louis with a score of 6-3, per SB Nation. San Jose has only suffered back-to-back losses just once in the postseason, so they may swim out of this game with the lead in the series. Show some love for the Sharks by getting an official t-shirt here.
St. Louis, however, will try to wear down the Sharks defense and force more turnovers, just like they did in Game 4, according to Sports Illustrated. “That’s how we scored all of our goals pretty much [in Game 4,]” Alexander Pietrangelo, 26, said. “[P]laying hard, playing big down low, using our size, using our speed, making life tough for their D.” Before you play hard like St. Louis, get your official Blues t-shirt here.
Don’t expect any major shakeups in the Sharks lineup. “We’ve played some really good hockey in the last two or three weeks,” Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, 47, said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I think we can fix it without having to take those type of measures.”
St. Louis might need to make “those type of measures” as David Backes, 32, and Robby Fabbri, 20, might have to sit this game out. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, 64, won’t reveal whether or not these star Forwards will play until it’s game time. However, Steve Ott, 33, was seen practicing with the team earlier in the day, so it’s possible that Steve will see some time on the ice for the Blues’ critical match with the Sharks.
Who do you think will win this game, HollywoodLifers?