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For the fifth time in this year's playoffs, the Sharks find themselves playing a must-win game, trailing 3-2 in the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues.
Game 5 was the worst of the series for the Sharks, seeing them shutout 5-0 at home. Even worse, the third period saw four Sharks players head to the locker room due to injury - Erik Karlsson, Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski, and Joonas Donskoi. While Donskoi did eventually return, the other three missed the remainder of the game. To miss any of those players in a must-win Game 6 would be big; to miss multiple would be huge.
To say that it will be a big test to come out a head is an understatement that cannot be ignored.
Look for the Sharks to try to strike early and often to take the home St. Louis crowd out of it and prevent an end to the season. Sharks fans should look for news coming out of tomorrow's morning skate for any lineup changes.
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