San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Game 4

The dust has yet to settle on the controversial call that saw the San Jose Sharks defeat the St. Louis Blues in overtime of game three due to a hand pass. Fans and players have been quite vocal on the subject and the NHL made a statement saying that the wrong call was made. The Blues look to exact revenge in game four at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. Friday night. The puck is set to drop at 8PM EST and the game can be watched live on CBC, TVAS, and NBC Sports. WFAN will have the live radio broadcast.

How to Watch

Where: Enterprise Center - St. Louis, MO.

When: Friday, May 17, 8PM EST

How (TV/Radio): NBCSN, CBC, TVAS | WFAN

San Jose Sharks (Away)

Head Coach: Peter DeBoer {All-Time 400-313-109 SJ, NJD, FLA}

Forward Timo Meier will be the subject of heavy boos at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis Friday night as it was his hand pass that started the play that ended the game. Beyond that, the Blues should be upset with the loss simply because the Sharks got outplayed in game three.

In game three, the San Jose Sharks were only 47.7 percent on the faceoffs. They also got extremely outhit by the Blues (43-21). They also failed to capitalize on their lone power play opportunity and allowed a power play goal on St. Louis’ only attempt. The bright points, however, was the continued jelling of the offense. Joe Thornton had his first multi-goal playoff game and Logan Couture and Erik Karlsson continued to shine. Goaltender Martin Jones also had a strong performance in game three.

Jones made 28 saves and looks to have finally settled down in the crease for this series. Throughout his 17 games played, Jones has a goals against average of 2.89 and a save percentage of .904. He is 10-6 and has one assist.

St. Louis Blues (Home)

Head Coach: Craig Berube {All-Time 113-77-34 STL, PHI}

The Blues will have to put the past behind them and not play with too much emotion if they hope to contain the San Jose offense. Like in game two, a huge bounce-back performance is expected from the gritty St. Louis team. Scoring their first power play goal since their series against Dallas should help the team’s confidence heading into game four.

The team’s physical yet disciplined play was also a great sign. As mentioned earlier, the Blues managed to outhit the Sharks 43-21 and only took one penalty all game. They’ll need to keep that type of composure moving forward.

Goaltender Jordan Binnington will once again start for the St. Louis Blues at home. Binnington allowed five goals on 32 shots in game two. His playoff totals include a 2.67 goals against average and a save percentage of .904 - just like his opposition. Binnington has played more than any other goalie in the postseason with 988 minutes. He also has one assist and also four penalty minutes.

Series recap (San Jose leads 1-0) Game one: 6-3 San Jose

Playoff Performers

Logan Couture scored his 14th of the postseason, tying captain Joe Pavelski’s total for 2016 - tying them for most goals in a single Sharks playoff run. Couture has six assists to add to that, giving him 20 points during the postseason - the highest among all players in the Stanley Cup playoffs. He is plus-8 with five power play points, one short handed point, and one game-winner. He’s taken 59 shots on goal.

Jaden Schwartz finds himself leading the St. Louis Blues and their offense, sitting at eighth in the playoff scoring race. Schwartz has netted nine goals and added four assists. He is a plus-4 with one power play point and two game-winning goals.He also boasts a 62.5 percent success rate in the faceoff circle.

Questions to answer

Can the St. Louis Blues keep the emotions in check after their heartbreaking game three loss or will they get caught making mistakes?

Will the officials play a larger-than-normal factor in this game knowing they will be scrutinized from bell to bell by fans, players, and coaches alike? Will the right calls be made?

Can St. Louis keep the power play momentum going after David Perron broke an 0-for-18 stretch?

St. Louis Blues Injury Report

D Vince Dunn - day-to-day (upper-body)

F Erik Foley - IR (concussion)

San Jose Sharks Injury Report

D Radim Simek - day-to-day (right MCL, ACL)

San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues Predictions and Odds

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Moneyline

Sportsbook STL Blues SJ Sharks Link
888Sport NJ +112 -136
BetStars NJ +120 -137

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Total Goals

Sportsbook Over 5.5 Under 5.5 Link
888Sport NJ -115 -105
BetStars NJ -105 -118

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Puck Line

Sportsbook SJ Sharks +1.5 STL Blues -1.5 Link
888Sport NJ -240 +200
BetStars NJ -225 +185

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