San Jose's Sharks, seemingly more than aware that past playoff performances haven't put them at the top of anyone's pool list, are doing their best to change some impressions this playoff year, some solid play in St. Louis and a split in their series may yet have fans of the teal looking forward to the end of April and into May.
With a victory in a game one marathon, the Sharks appeared to be ready to recapture much of the anticipation of years past, seeming to banish the season of woe that they endured in 2011-12, then the same old Sharks showed up for Game Two.
It was a game that highlighted why there is so much chatter about the Blues this year, as they shook off the disappointment of game one to reassert themselves in the playoff series with a solid 3-0 victory.
Game three takes both teams to the Shark Tank, we have a pretty good idea which St. Louis team will be on the ice, for many, the jury is still out as to which team in Teal will be in attendance.
Game Three-- St. Louis 4 at San Jose 3
St. Louis leads the series 2 games to 1
Previews and Reviews
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues' confidence is growing
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues hit a high note in San Jose
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blue take charge of series
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues' Berglund is rising to occasion
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Arnott provides Blues with veteran's influence
San Jose Mercury News-- Game 3 shows why the St. Louis Blues are a tough matchup
San Jose Mercury News-- St. Louis Blues postseason return to San Jose evokes a haunting past
San Jose Mercury News-- San Jose Sharks' top line held without a goal for third straight game
San Jose Mercury News-- San Jose Sharks playing like it's February, which won't get it done ...
San Francisco Chronicle-- Sharks get physical, get another loss to Blues
Globe and Mail-- Blues win in the Shark tank for 2-1 series lead
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Blues are winning battle of top lines so far
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- No suspensions yet for Game 2 brawl
St. Louis Post Dispatch-- Elliot to start in goal tonight
San Jose Mercury News-- San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues say their focused on winning..
San Jose Mercury News-- Surprising Sharks trio taking fight to Blues
San Jose Mercury News-- Sharks, Blues take turns pounding on each other ...
San Jose Mercury News-- No Halak for Game 3, Moore says he can play with broken nose
San Jose Mercury News-- Waiting to see what the fallout might be...
San Francisco Chronicle-- Sharks, Blues both focused on winning, not payback
San Francisco Chronicle-- Sharks, Blues try to put bad blood in past
Globe and Mail-- Sharks, Blue put cheap shots in the past
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