NHL Postseason Caterwaul: Blues look to finish off sinking Sharks

Final day of group play for Panthers at the Worlds

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)

Pregame at St. Louis Game Time - Fear The Fin

IIHF World Championship

Monday’s results

Great Britain 4, France 3 (OT)

Sweden 5, Latvia 4

Italy 4, Austria 3 (GWS)

Canada 5, Denmark 0

Today’s games

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?

St. Louis Blues44
San Jose Sharks11