Through the first three games of the San Jose Sharks/St. Louis Blues series, two things are for certain—the Blues defense has a stranglehold on the outcome of this series, and the Sharks will need several things to go their way to overcome that.
The Blues took a seemingly commanding 2-1 lead in the series by beating the Sharks in San Jose on Monday night.
It was the Sharks' worst-played game so far in the series and one that significantly showed who is the overall better team. San Jose was unable to get the puck past both the St. Louis defense and Brian Elliott until late in the game. This led to the Blues bullying the Sharks into a deep hole in the series. It is also one that looks impossible to climb out of.