|Western Conference Finals - Best of 7 - Game 4 - SAN Leads 2-1|
|17||SAN JOSE||+125||Ov 5.5,-115||+120||Ov 5.5,-115|
|18||ST LOUIS||-145||Un 5.5,-105||-140||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||24-24-0||-5.2||24-24||-5.2||26-20||3.3||32.9||3.5||30.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||4-1||3.8||26.4||3.4||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||99||345||120||103||111||11||17||3235||10.7%||301||68||22.6%||593|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||48||158||56||48||48||6||4||1580||10.0%||144||32||22.2%||272|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||6||9||3||1||1||132||14.4%||11||1||9.1%||30|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||17||56||18||17||18||3||5||527||10.6%||60||11||18.3%||92|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||315||98||106||101||10||17||2848||11.1%||293||56||19.1%||528|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||167||47||58||57||5||8||1439||11.6%||155||32||20.6%||277|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||3||9||4||1||0||143||11.9%||13||1||7.7%||32|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||54||13||22||18||1||2||525||10.3%||59||11||18.6%||96|
|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)||79||79||2186||1963||89.8%||2||48-32||-2||48-32-0||0||44-32|
|MARTIN JONES (Road Games)||34||34||981||879||89.6%||2||18-16||-1.6||18-16-0||-1||15-17|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||104||88.9%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|MARTIN JONES (Playoff Games)||17||17||487||440||90.3%||1||11-7||+3.8||11-7-0||+4||12-5|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||27-22-0||-3.6||27-22||-3.6||23-23||3.2||32.3||3.0||28.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||3-1||3.4||33.4||3.0||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||98||292||94||92||96||10||12||3111||9.4%||285||58||20.4%||495|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||49||155||58||45||46||6||7||1583||9.8%||149||29||19.5%||258|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||4||8||4||1||0||167||10.2%||13||1||7.7%||32|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||16||45||11||13||20||1||0||507||8.9%||48||8||16.7%||80|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||269||75||91||92||11||16||2807||9.6%||267||51||19.1%||445|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||147||44||44||55||4||6||1396||10.5%||120||28||23.3%||249|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||6||6||2||1||1||136||11.0%||10||2||20.0%||21|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||46||17||15||12||2||2||462||10.0%||35||8||22.9%||76|
|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)||49||47||1291||1183||91.6%||1||33-14||+14.3||33-14-0||+14||19-23|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Home Games)||26||24||689||631||91.6%||1||17-7||+5.6||17-7-0||+6||8-14|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||99||88.4%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|JORDAN BINNINGTON (Playoff Games)||17||17||484||435||89.9%||0||9-8||-1.2||9-8-0||-2||9-6|
|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 3.08, ST LOUIS 3.15|
|4/21/2019||at VEGAS||2-1||W||0, +170||W||6 ov||U|
|4/23/2019||VEGAS||5-4||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ev||O|
|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|| |
|5/19/2019||ST LOUIS|| |
|4/20/2019||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|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|| |
|5/19/2019||at 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 focus on task at hand ahead of Game 4|
The sting of their Game 3 overtime loss will once again test the mettle of the St. Louis Blues. Fortunately for them, the Blues have overcome enough adversity already this season to have a chance.
As the Blues look to rebound from a 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday when they continue the series Friday in St. Louis, it's with the confidence that they regrouped from being the league's last-place team when they awoke on Jan. 3 to reach the Western Conference finals -- a journey that includes a head coach firing and reliance upon a rookie goalie to turn the corner.
The motivation of knowing they received the short end of the stick when Timo Meier's hand-pass resulted in Erik Karlsson scoring the game-winning goal in Game 3 to give the Sharks a 2-1 edge in the best-of-seven series provides the Blues extra fuel for their underdog tale.
"We did in the last series," captain Alex Pietrangelo told NHL.com. "We were down against Dallas and came back (to win the second-round series in seven games). We were down 2-0 (Wednesday night) and came back. We know how to look in the mirror, and we know how to get better. We felt we had control of a lot of the game, so we'll use that recipe for next game."
Lost in the controversial goal that will likely prevent referees Marc Joannette and Dan O'Rourke and linesmen Jonny Murray and Matt MacPherson from many more assignments this spring is the fact the Blues had all kinds of opportunities to close out the game long before Karlsson's handball goal.
St. Louis led 4-3 after two periods, and golden chances to score the much-needed insurance goal were thwarted by Sharks goalie Martin Jones, and a couple of opportunities to hit an empty net were missed. Throw in Pietrangelo's late icing infractions and porous team defense on the tying goal with 61 seconds left in regulation, and the Blues can find plenty to focus on instead of the botched call.
"We've got to close that game out in my opinion," said head coach Craig Berube, who will do all he can to keep his players focused on moving forward and not looking back. "We should have won it 4-3."
Blues forward Alexander Steen added, "That's (the) playoffs. Got to get ready for Game 4. Mental toughness. This is the Stanley Cup playoffs. You're going to get some bounces. Some bounces aren't going to go your way, so you've just got to move forward."
Which is what everyone involved in the game will attempt. The Blues will try to avoid getting caught up in what might have been, and the Sharks will look to build on the momentum of a win that came because they recovered from their own blown lead. San Jose was ahead 2-0 after the first period Wednesday.
"It's the playoffs," Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said. "We've won stunningly. We've lost stunningly. When you get three rounds deep, you've seen it all. It's just reset and get ready for the next one. It's going to be harder than this one."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 9/16/2019 1:17:29 AM EST|