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Preview: Game 6 vs. San Jose

by Chris Pinkert / Notes by Brett Barczewski


When: Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
Watch: NBCSN, NBC Sports App
Listen: Y98 FM, NHL App
Tickets: Enterprise Center Box Office or online at

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

One win.

That's all the St. Louis Blues need to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970 and just the fourth time in franchise history.

Of course if they get there, they will still need four more wins to accomplish their ultimate goal, but the Blues are taking it one day at a time.

"Obviously, it's something that everyone's worked for and dreamed about, so you don't want to look too far ahead," Blues forward Jaden Schwartz said about having a chance to play for the Stanley Cup. "We all know how important and how hard that last win is going to be."

"It's really exciting. We just have to keep our cool," added Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson. "We've got to play Game 6 just like we did Game 5 and if we do, we'll have a good chance. But we're not getting too high, not getting too low. We've just got to look forward to Game 6."

Joe Pavelski of the Sharks left Game 5 in the third period and did not return following a hit from the Blues' Alex Pietrangelo. In addition, forward Tomas Hertl and defenseman Erik Karlsson did not play a shift in Game 5 and their status for Tuesday's game is unknown.

Video: Pang, Vitale preview Game 6 vs. San Jose


Vladimir Tarasenko
On opportunity to advance to the Stanley Cup Final
"I think every player dreams of playing in the Stanley Cup Final, but we're not there yet… We'll give it our best game next game."

Alex Pietrangelo
On Blues' opportunity in Game 6
"The more you play, the older you get, you realize these opportunities might not come all the time. You want to make sure you take advantage of them."

Craig Berube
On focusing on only the next game
"We won (Sunday) afternoon and we talked immediately about (how) that game's over with, we've got to move on. Our team has done a good job with that in the playoffs."

Video: Berube before Game 6 vs. San Jose



Jordan Binnington is the first rookie goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout in the postseason… Schwartz became the first player in franchise history to record multiple playoff hat tricks in the same season. Schwartz's 12 goals are one shy of the Blues' all-time playoff record, set in 1990 by Brett Hull (13)… Tarasenko scored the Blues' first-ever playoff goal on a penalty shot in Game 5. He now has points in every game of the Western Conference Final… David Perron has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last five games… The Blues' fourth line of Ivan Barbashev, Oskar Sundqvist and Alexander Steen has scored in each of the last four games.

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