Sharks are now the furthest they have ever been in the postseason, with their 11th win. (Fifth on the road.) One more win to advance to the fourth round, and it’ll be hardest yet with the Blues facing elimination.
The Sharks opened the scoring, the Blues took the lead. The Sharks tied it up and the Blues took the lead again. But then the Sharks poured on the goals, with four unanswered to clinch the win. The Sharks were 2-3 in power play opportunities and kept the Blues to one goal in three man advantage opportunities.
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Got a bit chippy with a couple of fights, with some extra minors handed out. But the Sharks were, for the most part, playing hard and ignoring the extracurriculars.
Pavelski (2 goals including GWG, 1 assist tonight) and Couture (1 assist tonight) tying league lead for points, etc. Seem to be setting a new record every game. Ward had two goals as well.
Jones bounced back from his last bad (half) game, making the saves when he needed to.
Sharks have kept Tarasenko scoreless through the series.
Hear from DeBoer and the rest of the team following tonight's Game 5 victory.
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Next up: the Clarence S Campbell Bowl will be in the house Wednesday night. Game 6 at the Tank.
- Sportsnet: 3 Things Learned Monday
- AP recap
- Sportsnet Spector: recap
“Pavelski is the Duke of Deflections, the Ruler of Redirection.”
- NBC recap
- CBC recap
- Postmedia recap
- ESPN recap
- CBS recap
- USA Today recap
- Reuters recap
- Puck Daddy recap
- NY Times recap
“The San Jose Sharks have experienced as much playoff disappointment for more than a decade as any N.H.L. franchise.
But now they are one win from their first Stanley Cup finals.”
- SLPD recap