This is another one I've already written about for the dot-com (and will cover further as the series goes on), but we demand a poll for every playoff series.
In a nutshell: The Blues' balanced depth, good PK and competent goaltending vs. the Sharks' high-end talent, lethal powerplay and average goaltending.
2 Blues (49-22-11, 109 pts.) vs 7 Sharks (43-29-10, 96 pts.)
Season Series: Blues, 4-0
Blue vs. "Pacific Teal": STL Game Time | Fear the Fin
Meanwhile, trivia: Players who have played for the Blues, Sharks and Islanders include Craig Janney and Jeff Norton. Can you think of anyone else?
Vote in the poll below (it's actually attached this time, I swear), and enjoy another instance of SSSF (Stupid Still Shot Face)! Then guess the name on the back of the jersey. You may also treat this one as tonight's playoff-watching thread.
Stupid Still Shot Face
Do vote in the poll, and explain your rationale with head and heart below. (If you haven't already.) For example:
Head Says: Blues in 6
Heart Says: Blues in 4. Because I need my sanity.
- Our LHH Playoff Prediction Pool (official polling is closed, but you cans till leave your picks in comments there).
- Predators vs. Red Wings poll (Note: If you've yet to vote, I'd not vote for a Wings sweep if I were you.)
- Canucks vs. Kings poll
- Penguins vs. Flyers poll
- Coyotes vs. Blackhawks poll
- Rangers vs. Senators poll
Three-day break between Game 3 and 4?
|Thursday, April 12, 2012||7:30 p.m.||San Jose at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|Saturday, April 14, 2012||7:30 p.m.||San Jose at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|Monday, April 16, 2012||10 p.m.||St. Louis at San Jose||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|Thursday, April 19, 2012||10:30 p.m.||St. Louis at San Jose||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|*Saturday, April 21, 2012||7:30 p.m.||San Jose at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|*Monday, April 23, 2012||TBD||St. Louis at San Jose||TBD|
|*Wednesday, April 25, 2012||TBD||San Jose at St. Louis||TBD|