LARGE SMILES

Fast Facts:

- The Blues have continued to get stellar goaltending from their two studs this postseason as after Jaroslav Halak went down with an injury, Brian Elliott has come in and showed us all why he was the all-star. Across the rink Antti Niemi has been solid for the Sharks but just hasn’t been getting the support. This has been one of many goaltending heavy tilts in this first round.

Elliott this series: 1-0; 1.82 GAA; .935 SV%
Niemi this series: 1-2; 2.66 GAA; .911 SV%

- The only notable injury to this point has been that of Halak who is still day-to-day for the Blues. Jake Allen has been called up on an emergency basis to back up Elliott.

Projected Lineups:

ST. LOUIS

David Perron/David Backes/T.J. Oshie
Alex Steen/Patrik Berglund/Andy McDonald
Vladimir Sobotka/Jason Arnott/Chris Stewart
Jamie Langenbrunner/Scott Nichol/B.J. Crombeen

Barret Jackman/Kevin Shattenkirk
Carlo Colaiacovo/Alex Pietrangelo
Kris Russell/Roman Polak

SAN JOSE

Joe Pavelski/Joe Thornton/Ryane Clowe
Logan Couture/Patrick Marleau/Martin Havlat
Daniel Winnik/Michal Handzus/Torrey Mitchell
Brad Winchester/Andrew Desjardins/Tommy Wingels

Marc-Edouard Vlasic/Dan Boyle
Douglas Murray/Brent Burns
Colin White/Justin Braun

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