The San Jose Sharks are looking to stay in the win column as they gear up for Game 4 of the Western Conference final in St. Louis against the Blues.
San Jose is coming off a widely talked-about 5-4 overtime win in Game 3. After giving up four goals in the second period and trailing the Blues 4-3, Logan Couture buried the game-tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation to force overtime. Erik Karlsson tallied the game-winner at 5:23 in OT, although the goal drew a lot of speculation when it appeared that a hand pass had put the play in motion.
Since the play was nonreviewable, the goal stood.
The Sharks are 20-20 all-time in Game 4 situations, 8-10 when playing on the road. They are 0-2-0 in Game 4s through their current playoff run.
Sharks projected lines and pairs
Timo Meier - Logan Couture - Gustav Nyquist
Evander Kane - Tomas Hertl - Joe Pavelski
Melker Karlsson - Joe Thornton - Kevin Labanc
Marcus Sorensen - Barclay Goodrow - Joonas Donskoi
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon - Erik Karlsson
Joakim Ryan - Justin Braun
Martin Jones - projected starter
Blues projected lines and pairs
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Vladimir Tarasenko
Sammy Blais - Ryan O'Reilly - David Perron
Patrick Maroon - Tyler Bozak - Robert Thomas
Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist - Alex Steen
Joel Edmundson - Alex Pietrangelo
Jay Bouwmeester - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson – Robert Bortuzzo
Jordan Binnington - projected starter