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Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily – Blues push Sharks to the brink

[ad_1] 8:43 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN The San Jose Sharks are on the brink of elimination yet again. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues are one win away from their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1970, which was their third year of existence.Here's a recap of last night's action (check out replays of every playoff game on ESPN+) and what to watch for Tuesday night, in today's edition of ESPN Stanley
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Blues ‘move on’ from OT loss, close out Game 4

[ad_1] 2:36 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS -- For the St. Louis Blues, the final minutes of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Friday night had an uncomfortable similarity to the final minutes of Game 3. As the San Jose Sharks controlled play with their goalie pulled for an extra attacker, creating a parade of scoring chances, the Blues kept icing the puck as they clung to a
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The big winners of the 2019 NHL playoffs (so far)

[ad_1] Whenever we get this deep into the NHL playoffs, we tend to do the dance of sizing up the teams that are left standing. While there's certainly a good chunk of randomness and luck that goes into any extended postseason run, there's also just as many reasons why these particular teams have managed to keep winning games and advancing.The beauty of it all is that there isn't just one
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How NHL players handle ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS -- It was Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Colorado Avalanche, and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon was avoiding social media at all costs. Not because the Avalanche defeated his team at the Shark Tank, which no doubt perturbed him. But because the living army was scheduled to battle the Army of the Dead outside of Winterfell that evening,
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Sharks bothered by people saying they’re lucky

[ad_1] 4:27 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS -- It was Baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Gomez who helped popularize the phrase "I'd rather be lucky than good," but it's a mantra that can frequently apply to hockey.The San Jose Sharks have been quite good in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. They hold a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues. They've won two Game 7s.
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Blues’ fun-loving energy line lacks nickname but drives success

[ad_1] 10:44 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS -- Ryan O'Reilly said it happens frequently on the St. Louis Blues' bench. There will be a line change. Forwards Patrick Maroon, Tyler Bozak and Robert Thomas will hit the ice. One of their teammates will acknowledge their energetic forecheck in the opposition zone."You can kind of hear guys saying, 'Here they go again,'" O'Reilly said. "It's great to watch them do it,
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Blues anthem singer battling MS hopes ride continues as long as possible

[ad_1] May 15, 2019Greg WyshynskiESPN Charles Glenn feels it in his joints as he walks through the concrete concourses of Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The staircases make his hips ache in ways they hadn't until a few years ago. But when he steps out in front of more than 18,000 fans at St. Louis Blues home games, those agonies fade to the shadows, displaced by the task at hand."You're
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Blues must focus after blown call

[ad_1] 2:35 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Despite a missed hand pass that led to St. Louis' loss Wednesday, the Blues say they can't dwell on what happened while they look to come back from a 2-1 deficit to the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference finals."It is hard [to move on], for sure. It's not easy to do. It's a test. That's how you look at it," coach Craig Berube
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Canes’ Brind’Amour calls for expanded replay

[ad_1] 11:40 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN RALEIGH, N.C. -- On the heels of yet another officiating controversy in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour passionately advocated for expanded video review."It's been time forever," Brind'Amour said Thursday. "It's time to get the calls right, because it's just too important. Games matter so much. That was tough last night to watch."Brind'Amour was referring to the NHL's latest officiating snafu, in