Sunday's Game 5 against the Blues went from bad to worse for the Sharks in their eventual 5-0 loss.

After falling behind 3-0 through two periods in their Western Conference final tilt at SAP Center, Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson was not on the bench to begin the third period. The star blueliner missed the majority of the third period in Game 4, but he was in the lineup for Game 5 despite being noticeably affected by his injury.

Soon, there was more salt on the wound. Sharks captain Joe Pavelski took a hit from Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo along the boards. He left the ice and went straight to the dressing room.


Shortly after Pavelski left the ice, the Blues lit the lamp again to make it 4-0.

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San Jose later lost forward Joonas Donskoi after he took a puck to the side of his mouth.

The Sharks will have to regroup for what will be a do-or-die Game 6 in St. Louis.