Blues vs. Sharks Game 1 Prediction: NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

If it is the Western Conference champion We’ll have a winner of the Stanley Cup. While both East finalists, the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes, have won a Cup, neither the St. Louis Blues nor San Jose Sharks have. They play Game 1 of the West Finals in northern California on Saturday night. The Sharks are game and series favourites at Sports Interaction.
Blues vs. Sharks Western Conference Finals Betting Diagnosis The Blues are the team to never win a Cup as they entered the NHL in 1967-68 as an expansion franchise. They actually reached the Stanley Cup Finals each of their first 3 seasons but lost every time and have not won a conference title as. St. Louis last reached the conference finals in 2016, losing in six games to San Jose. That is the last time the Sharks attained the West Finals and only time that they won it. San Jose would lose to Pittsburgh in six in the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Sharks were 2-1 vs. the Blues during the regular season, winning both in San Jose. About the Sports Interaction series line, San Jose is -146 and St. Louis +118. The Sharks are +200 to win the Cup and Blues +330 — both behind the Bruins (+187)
St. Louis Blues
The Blues were down 3-2 to the Stars from the semifinal round but won Game 6 at Dallas with a 4-1 count and subsequently took Game 7 at home on Tuesday, 2-1 in double overtime. Patrick Maroon’s next goal of the playoffs at 5:50 of double OT was the winner at a fabulous game; Maroon is a St. Louis native, which is not exactly a hotbed for potential NHL players. Before Maroon, the only other player to score an overtime goal in a Game 7 in or near his hometown was Yvon Lambert in 1979 for Montreal against Boston.
Blueliner Alex Pietrangelo and winger Jaden Schwartz lead the Blues with 11 points each in those playoffs. Rookie netminder Jordan Binnington — the Calder Trophy finalist taking over as the No. 1 goaltender early in January turned the Blues‘ season around — includes a 2.39 GAA and .915 save percentage this postseason.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose won a Game 7 at home in the first round against Vegas in Round 1, and did so again on Wednesday night in the semifinals over Colorado, 3-2. That success improved Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer to 4-0 in his career in Game 7s and goaltender Martin Jones into 3-0. Jones was not great the first four games of this show but terrific the last three.
The takeaway from Wednesday’s win for San Jose was captain Joe Pavelski’s return. He had not played since Game 7 Vegas due to a head injury but had a goal and help the Avs. It was Pavelski’s 47th career Game 7 goal, which is sixth all-time among American-born players. Brent Burns had two assists and his 14 points are tied for first one of the players that this postseason and shirts among blueliners.

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