Remember when the St. Louis Blues were the best of the six expansion teams that entered the league in 1967-68 and went to three straight Stanley Cup Finals? No? Well, me neither, as I was still kicking around in pampers at that time.
For the first time since 1970, St. Louis is one win away from playing for Lord Stanley’s old mug. A victory tonight over the San Jose Sharks would pit the Blues against the Boston Bruins, the team that St. Louis’ Stanley Cup history is most intertwined with, as the Blues are the backdrop for Bobby Orr’s famous, flying Cup-clinching goal.
Don’t be so fast to count out the Sharks. San Jose got off the mat to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights in seven and then scored a Game 7 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche to advance to the Western Conference Final. They have shown they can win tough games, but after Sunday’s 5-0 loss on home ice, one wonders how much is left in the tank.
Western Conference Final (Game 6)
St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks p.m. NBCSN (St. Louis leads series 3-2)
IIHF World Championship
Great Britain 4, France 3 (OT)
Sweden 5, Latvia 4
Italy 4, Austria 3 (GWS)
Canada 5, Denmark 0
Finland (Juho Lammikko) vs. Germany 6:15 a.m. TSN
Czech Republic vs. Switzerland (Vincent Praplan) 6:15 a.m. NHL Network, TSN2
Slovakia vs. Denmark 10:15 a.m. NHL Network, TSN
Norway vs. Latvia 10:15 a.m. TSN2
Canada vs. USA (Frank Vatrano) 2:15 p.m. NHL Network, TSN
Sweden vs. Russia (Evgenii Dadonov) 2:15 p.m. TSN2
LBC Poll O’ the day
Who will win Game 6 of the WCF?
This poll is closed
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks