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Blues to meet Sharks in Western Conference Final

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues are headed to the Western Conference Final for the second time in four years thanks to a double-overtime Game 7 victory against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night at Enterprise Center.

On Wednesday night, the Blues learned their opponent would be the San Jose Sharks - the same team they met in the Western Conference Final in 2016.

The Blues will begin the series on the road. Games 1 and 2 will be played at SAP Center, while Games 3 and 4 will be played at Enterprise Center. If necessary, Game 5 would return to San Jose, Game 6 in St. Louis, and Game 7 in San Jose.

"A lot of people doubted us, but I'll tell you what, and I really do mean this: I'm really proud of this group more and more every single day," Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo said after his club wrapped up their best-of-seven series with the Stars. "You're around this group of guys, and a lot of people say we have a close room, and we do because that's a resilient effort from where we were in December to get to where we are now. Sometimes you've just got to look back and be proud of the effort. It's been a long road, but we just keep on pushing, and it's taking everybody right now, but we're finding a way."

The Blues went 1-1-1 against the Sharks during the regular season.

"It's a grind," Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "It's a lot of work, but it's very rewarding. We're moving on to the third round and we're excited. Guys are ready to roll."

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