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2019 NHL Playoffs: Blues throttle Sharks in Game 5, press San Jose on the verge of elimination

This year's West Conference Final had been a back and forth battle between Sharks and Blues for Sunday's Game 5, when Blues became the first team to win back-to-back games in the series. It was also a dominant second straight victory for the Blues, as they slipped the Sharks 5-0 in San Jose. Jaden Schwartz recorded his second hat-trick of the playoffs and goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped all 21 shots he met to earn his first playoff shutout career. Sharks came out strong at home and could hold Blues just four shots during the first period, but St. Louis knocks out the Sharks with a 36-10 margin over the next 40 minutes of play. There was a total dominance of the Blues and total shame for the home team. As a result, the series returns to St. Louis with Bluesna to be able to make his ticket to the Stanley Cup final with a hemis win in Games 6. Games on NBC, NBCSN and USA can be streamed via fuboTV (Try Free). NHL Playoffs for Sunday May 19 Games 5: FINAL – Blues 5, Sharks 0 | STL leads 3-2 | [Box score] Blues keep their foot on the gas Well, there was no sign of the life of the Sharks during the third period. It was more of the same as Blues continued to dominate and demoralize San Jose. Jaden Schwartz added two more goals during the third period to secure his second hat-trick in the playoffs and increase…

This year’s West Conference Final had been a back and forth battle between Sharks and Blues for Sunday’s Game 5, when Blues became the first team to win back-to-back games in the series.

It was also a dominant second straight victory for the Blues, as they slipped the Sharks 5-0 in San Jose. Jaden Schwartz recorded his second hat-trick of the playoffs and goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped all 21

shots he met to earn his first playoff shutout career.

Sharks came out strong at home and could hold Blues just four shots during the first period, but St. Louis knocks out the Sharks with a 36-10 margin over the next 40 minutes of play. There was a total dominance of the Blues and total shame for the home team.

As a result, the series returns to St. Louis with Bluesna to be able to make his ticket to the Stanley Cup final with a hemis win in Games 6.

Games on NBC, NBCSN and USA can be streamed via fuboTV (Try Free).

NHL Playoffs for Sunday May 19

  • Games 5: FINAL – Blues 5, Sharks 0 | STL leads 3-2 | [Box score]

Blues keep their foot on the gas

Well, there was no sign of the life of the Sharks during the third period. It was more of the same as Blues continued to dominate and demoralize San Jose. Jaden Schwartz added two more goals during the third period to secure his second hat-trick in the playoffs and increase the Blues lead to 5-0.

The Sharks also dealt with a number of injuries during the third period, which Erik Karlsson, Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi missed all or all of the last frames. It is quite safe to say that this game was a completely undissolved disaster for the Sharks, which now has to travel back to St. Louis with his season on the line in Game 6.

The wheels fall for San Jose in others [19659009] Yikes, it was not a good period for the Sharks in the middle frame. They were a mess defensive and the Blues skipped them. St. Louis doubled his lead when a Vladimir Tarasenko shot was declined and Martin Jones played the puck straight against Jaden Schwartz, who easily ended for 2-0.

Then Tarasenko was taken off for a break and got penalty with the chance to make it 3-0. He didn’t let the opportunity go into play. Get a load of the beautiful shot.

Shots were a staggering 20-6 for the Blues during the second period, and Sharks look as though they are bowl in this game. San Jose has walked as someone poured cement into their skates and they have been completely disorganized over the ice. Not a good show by 40 minutes, but we’ll see if they can show any signs of life in the third.

St. Louis takes the lead to first interruption

The goal for Sundqvist was the only number in the first period, but there were several posts rung on both ends of the ice. It was a physical first period and, once again, the Blues looked to punish punishment when possible.

After 20 minutes, the Sharks lead in shots (11-4) and score chances (8-5) but Blues has a 1-0 lead on the scoreboard.

Blues fourth line continues to thrive

Blues fourth line can be the best line in this series so far and they came back on the board on Sunday. It was Oskar Sundqvist who opened the score just over five minutes into the first period. Sundqvist was able to blow a loose puck past Martin Jones after an Erik Karlsson turnover in Sharks defensive zone.

It is a pretty bad pass by Karlsson just by Justin Braun’s legs and beyond that it looked like Karlsson might have removed Jones’s eyes on the shot.

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