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Preview: Game 6 at Dallas

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski

GAME 6 AT DALLAS

When: Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at American Airlines Center
Watch: NBC, NBC Sports App
Listen: Y98 FM, KMOX 1120 AM, NHL App

Stars lead best-of-seven series, 3-2

Down 2-0 entering the third period on Friday night in Game 5, the Blues poured the pressure on the Dallas Stars - and even got a goal from Jaden Schwartz midway through the third - but Dallas goalie Ben Bishop turned in a dazzling 38-save performance to keep the Blues from completing the comeback.

The Blues fell to 2-4 in the playoffs at home.

"A loss is a loss, it doesn't matter where it is," Schwartz said after the game. "It's obviously tough, but we feel confident about bringing it back here. It has to be our best game (in Game 6)."

"The second period wasn't great, but when you only give up two goals, they didn't get a whole lot," Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo said. "I thought we played pretty well, especially in the first and third period. I thought we controlled most of the game, but we've got to find ways to score more than one goal. One goal is tough this time of the year."

On Sunday, the Blues find themselves in a must-win situation for the first time in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But they'll be on the road, where they are 4-1 thus far in the playoffs.

"You have to win or go home. Simple as that," Schwartz added. "The desperation level needs to be the highest it's been."

Video: Berube before Game 6


WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Tyler Bozak
On Game 6 against Dallas
"We've got one game we have to win or the season's over. I know not one guy in this room wants to be done, so we're going to go out there and give them our best game."

David Perron
On facing elimination
"It's about turning the page on (Game 5) and being excited to get going again. You've got to remember where we came from, I think. But I think it's an exciting time and obviously we're going to have to put up our best game and have everything clicking. We're excited to get there."

Jordan Binnington
On facing elimination
"Adversity is going to happen, your back is against the wall, obviously there's a little extra desperation in your step. Don't overthink it, just play your game."

Video: Vitale, Kelly preview Game 6 from Dallas


BLUE NOTES

Schwartz leads the Blues in goals during the playoffs with seven, which ranks second in the League. Schwartz is tied for the team lead in points (nine) with Pietrangelo… The Blues have scored 16 goals in the third period in the postseason, which ranks first in the NHL… The Dallas Stars / Minnesota North Stars have a 10-1 series record when winning Game 5 of a best-of-seven series that was tied 2-2. Their only loss came to the Blues in the 1972 Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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