Tonight marks the first time the Blues have met the Sharks since the 2016 Western Conference Final. The Sharks came away victorious in that series, winning four of five games after the Blues took Game 1. During the 2015-16 regular season, the Sharks won two of three matchups, though the Blues collected a 1-0 win in San Jose in the most recent installment. In regular season play, the Blues have dropped two consecutive home games against the Sharks but have managed points in four of the last six games in the series overall.
What to Watch
The Blues and Sharks rank third and second, respectively, in shots allowed per game, so scoring chances may be at a premium. Can Robby Fabbri, who has scored three times in two games since being a healthy scratch in Nashville, continue to make a big impact? What about the Blues fourth line? Ryan Reaves, Kyle Brodziak and Scottie Upshall combined for two goals, one assist and 11 hits on Tuesday vs. Buffalo. What's more, each played north of 10 minutes, including Reaves, who played a season-high 10 minutes, 30 seconds. If the fourth line can be as effective and allow Ken Hitchcock to roll 12 forwards, the Blues will have a good chance to come away victorious.
- David Perron - 4 shy of 200 career assists
- Jay Bouwmeester - 4 shy of 300 career assists
- Alexander Steen - 1 shy of 200 career goals
- Vladimir Tarasenko - 6 shy of 100 career PIM
- Colton Parayko - 4 shy of 100 career games
- Jori Lehtera - 6 shy of 100 career PIM
With his 63rd career win on Tuesday, Jake Allen tied Manny Legace for 10th on the all-time franchise wins list
Allen has allowed two or fewer goals in 12 straight regular season home games
With three power play goals in the last two games, Robby Fabbri has tied his power-play goal production from all of last season
Vladimir Tarasenko is riding a career-high tying five-game assist streak
With two assists on Tuesday vs. Buffalo, Kevin Shattenkirk (231) tied Barclay Plager for sixth on the all-time franchise points list for a defensemen
50th Anniversary Throwback Note
On this day in 1988, Bernie Federko scored twice as the St. Louis Blues beat the Flyers 3-1 at Philadelphia to end their 34 game winless streak at the Spectrum, where they had been 0-31-3 in the previous 16 years