The San Jose Sharks were looking for their first Western Conference Final win in franchise history, in hopes of punching their first ticket to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history, and they did but not without the St. Louis Blues giving the team a little bit of a “scare”, but more on that in a bit.
Who else but the captain of team teal, Joe Pavelski, started off the scoring in the first period after Joe Thornton missed on a breakaway and passed it to Pavelski for the wrap-around goal that beat Brian Elliott. Other than that goal, it was a really good defensive game for the most part by the Sharks that held the Blues without a shot for the first ten minutes.
Joel Ward made it 2-0 in the second period tipping a Brent Burns point shot past Elliott. However, the Blues would have a push back later in the middle frame.
Both Ward and Joonas Donskoi put the dagger to the heart of the St. Louis Blues and their season by making it 3-0 and 4-0 respectively and the third period. The Blues would give the Sharks a “scare” by making it 4-2, but Logan Couture would score the empty netter to make it 5-2.
The San Jose Sharks have done what was thought by most to be impossible. Of course, there are still more games to go and four more wins in the chase for the Stanley Cup. But this, this was a HUGE and historic win for Team teal.
The Sharks await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins.