San Jose vs St. Louis Wed, May 15
|*Community||SJ +120 63%||u/5.5 50%|
*Consensus from 452 predictions.
|6th||Power Play %||14th|
|9th||Power Play %||12th|
|23.76th||Power Play %||21.110th|
|80.815th||Penalty Kill %||81.59th|
Betting Prediction for San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues on May 15, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: St. Louis will WIN and the Total will go Under .
For the third playoff series in a row, the San Jose Sharks followed up a series-opening win with a letdown in Game 2. With their Western Conference final matchup with the St. Louis Blues tied at 1-1, action shifts to Enterprise Center tonight for Game 3. Sportsbooks opened the Blues as -140 home favorites with a total of 5.5.Sharks vs Blues Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2Yr2sCi
Fear the Fin: Sharks at Blues, Game 3: Lines, gamethread, and where to watch
With another series tied at one game apiece, the San Jose Sharks find themselves experiencing all sorts of deja vu. Not only have they won the opening game of the series (this time against the St. Louis Blues), but they also gave up the series lead with a ho-hum Game 2. The similarities don't stop there. Though the Sharks hold a slight, if basically negligible edge in 5-on-5 shots, they are generating an underwhelming rate of expected goals relative to their opponent.
According to Natural Stat Trick, the Sharks have taken a bit more than 51 percent of 5-on-5 shots (after adjusting for the score and venue) and have generated just 40 percent of expected goals.
San Jose Mercury News: Live playoff updates: Sharks vs. Blues, Game 3 Wednesday
Get live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 3 of the Sharks' Western Conference Finals series against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at Enterprise Center.
For the third straight postseason series, the Sharks lost in Game 2 after opening with a Game 1 victory as the Blues beat San Jose 4-2 on Monday night to even the best-of-7 series.
St. Louis defensemen Vince Dunn and Robert Bortuzzo each scored goals in the second period and then helped the Blues stave off the Sharks' comeback efforts.
Logan Couture scored two more goals in the loss for San Jose, giving him an NHL-leading 13 goals and 19 points in the postseason.
San Jose Mercury News: Critical response: What Sharks look to do to bounce back in Game 3 vs. Blues
SAN JOSE -- If their recent history counts for anything, the Sharks will know how to bounce back from a loss in the playoffs.
But if what the St. Louis Blues have done to opponents this postseason is any indication, that won't be easy.
After a discouraging loss in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final to the Blues that for the moment took away home ice advantage in the series, the Sharks on Tuesday felt they could get back on track with some adjustments -- physically and mentally -- for Game 3 on Wednesday at Scottrade Center.