The San Jose Sharks find themselves in yet another win-or-go-home situation on Tuesday evening. This time, it is against the Blues in St. Louis in Game 6 of the Western Conference final.
Team Teal will be without Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson in Tuesday's contest, as well as Joe Pavelski after the captain didn't participate in pregame warmups. Both Hertl and Karlsson were absent from the Sharks' bench in the third period of their Game 5 loss to St. Louis with unspecified injuries. Pavelski left the game in the third frame after sustaining a hit from Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo.
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San Jose has a 7-20 record in Game 6 situations and is 4-11 when playing those games on the road. The Sharks are 16-20 all-time when facing elimination, and 4-0 this postseason.
Sharks projected lines and pairs
Timo Meier - Logan Couture - Gustav Nyquist
Evander Kane - Dylan Gambrell - Joonas Donskoi
Marcus Sorensen - Joe Thornton - Kevin Labanc
Micheal Haley - Barclay Goodrow - Melker Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Joakim Ryan - Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon - Tim Heed
Martin Jones - projected starter
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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