The Sharks on Wednesday look to eliminate the Blues and clinch their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history.
San Jose holds a 3-2 series lead over St. Louis, and is carrying momentum off a 6-3 victory on Monday.
Game 6 at SAP Center holds the potential be a historic one for the Sharks franchise.
The following is a list of notable figures to know leading up to Wednesday's showdown.
All stats are courtesy of CSN's Kevin Kurz and Darin Stephens (@SharksStats) unless specified otherwise.
- When the series is tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the winner of Game 5 has a 192-53 (.783) all-time series record, per Elias Sports.
- The Sharks have an 8-3 all-time series record when holding a 3-2 series lead. They are 1-0 this postseason.
- The Sharks' 26 third-period goals in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs are the most by any team in any period this year.
- The Sharks' plus-14 goal differential is the third best by any team in any period.
- Brent Burns' 13 assists are the most by a Sharks defenseman in a single postseason, breaking a tie with Dan Boyle (12 each in 2010, 2011).
- Joe Pavelski is the only Sharks player to have three multi-goal games in a single postseason, and has done so twice (2010, 2016).
- In 17 combined games in the 2016 playoffs, Tyler Toffoli (Los Angeles Kings), Filip Forsberg (Nashville Predators) and Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis Blues) have a combined 1g and 1a, and minus-18 rating against the Sharks, according to CSN's Kevin Kurz.
- The Sharks will play their first game after the calendar date of May 25th, a first in franchise history.
- The Sharks are 5-16 all-time in Game 6’s, including 0-1 this season, according to CSN's Kevin Kurz.
- The Sharks are looking to clinch their first-ever appearance in a Stanley Cup Final. The only team with as many years in the league as the Sharks to never to appear in the final round is the Arizona/Winnipeg franchise (1979).
- The Blues are 2-0 in elimination games, winning Game 7’s in the first and second rounds. San Jose is 2-1 when trying to close out an opponent.
- Pete DeBoer has a 25-16 record in the playoffs, previously taking the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012.
- The Sharks are 4-for-18 on the power play in the series; St. Louis is 4-for-16.
- Martin Jones has allowed seven goals on 40 shots over the last two games (.825 SP).