Published: Sat, May 25, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

The St Louis Blues are Going to the Stanley Cup Finals

The St Louis Blues are Going to the Stanley Cup Finals

Known for his outstanding stickhandling, Thomas also provided the Blues with some offensive punch as he had nine goals and 24 assists for 33 points.

The worst team in the entire National Hockey League a few days into the new year completed an astounding turnaround Tuesday as the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970. This is undeniable. But the Sharks went out so meekly on the offensive end in these last three games.

Erik Karlsson and Tomas Hertl are recovering as well. Lookout In the Stanley Cup Finals Against Boston. His postseason started with a puck that deflected off his face for a goal. The Senators won two games and two games ended up in a tie. Pavelski traveled with the Sharks and was a game-time decision for Game 6, but it ultimately was decided he was too injured to play.

They credit Berube for helping calm things down and narrow the focus when the Blues could have let the events of Game 3 rattle them.

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One benefit for the Bruins is they should get captain Zdeno Chara back for the final after he missed Game 4 against Carolina. Thornton dealt with injuries early in the season, then had a strong stretch as a third-line center late before struggling a bit the final two rounds outside of a two-goal performance in Game 3 at St. Louis. This did not happen. Only two St. Louis forwards (Perron and Ryan O'Reilly) were on the ice for more expected goals-against than for in 5-on-5 situations, according to Natural Stat Trick, and only one (Robert Thomas) was on the ice for more goals-against than for.

"We just tried to carry that same mindset back over to the home games", Blues defenseman and captain Alex Pietrangelo said. The Bruins swept the Blues in the 1970 finals - the last time the Blues made the finals.

Fans started leaving a watch party at the SAP Center after the Blues were up 3 to 1 in the third period. The Blues set the tone from the very beginning by checking the Sharks every chance they got. A minute and half into the game, the blues scored first. The Blues capitalized on the Sharks timidness and scored goals while the Sharks reeled. That game appeared to galvanize the team, even if they outwardly shrugged it off at the time.

"All three of those guys are important guys but if we have them, great, if we don't, then next man up and we've got to find a way to get the job done", Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. The goaltending of Jordan Binnington and the scoring from Blues players up and down their lineup culminated what the checking game laid out for them.

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