Thursday, April 19, 2012

Game Four -- Blues and Sharks -- April 19, 2012

The Blues hold a 2-1 lead over San Jose and with a two game winning streak under their belt, could push the Sharks to the brink of elimination by the time Thursday night comes to an end.

St. Louis has looked to be in control over the last two games and went to double overtime before surrendering game number one, so the pressure is clearly on the Sharks, a team that is regularly considered to be a top contender and still somehow find ways to lose all that good karma from the start of the season.

This year, struggling as they did to just make the playoffs, expectations haven't been particularly high and in this playoff series, some of the old questions continue to percolate.  The Blues who had a pretty fine regular season, have shown some glimpses of that regular season success in this post season.

They can carry on with that theme tonight, while adding on to the pressure of the Sharks who may once again disappoint the faithful of the Shark Tank.

Game Four-- St. Louis 2 at San Jose 1 

St. Louis leads the series 3 games to 1

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues drain the Shark tank
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues are true believers
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Crombeen brings it in Game 4
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Elliot much more than a backup for Blues
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Halak return not imminent
San Jose Mercury News-- The face of San Jose Sharks' Game 4 defeat is Patrick Marleau
San Jose Mercury News-- San Jose Sharks' best might not be good enough against ...
San Jose Mercury News-- The toughest job in sports?
San Jose Mercury News-- San Jose Sharks fall to St. Louis Blues 2-1, trail playoff series
San Jose Mercury News-- Todd McLellan follows through with personnel changes
San Francisco Chronicle-- Sharks better but can't upend Blues
Globe and Mail-- Blues have Sharks on the ropes

Pre Game

St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Sharks have been here before
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues eager to resume series
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Keys to victory for Blues tonight in San Jose
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk show no fear
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues experience growth spurt
San Jose Mercury News-- Sharks coach still keeping potential line changes a secret
San Jose Mercury News-- Sharks look to bolster their penalty kill with Joe Thornton
San Jose Mercury News-- Not do or die time for San Jose Sharks, but close
San Jose Mercury News-- Are NHL playoffs evolving into a sequel of Slap Shot?
San Jose Mercury News-- Hitchcock on Game 4: If this going goes 2-2, then it's who's got the best ...
San Francisco Chronicle-- Blues outplay Sharks on special teams
San Francisco Chronicle-- Shuffling of lineup may be in order for Sharks
San Francisco Chronicle-- Sharks coach senses signs of life on offence
Globe and Mail-- Sharks look to bite back at Blues

Previous Items on this series

Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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