• Hitchcock hedges on lineup for Game 5 vs. Sharks St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock will decide on the status of injured players after the pre-game skate before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. May 23
  • Sharks-Blues Preview The St. Louis Blues are sticking with goalie Jake Allen in Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks. May 23
  • Blues sticking with Allen in Game 5 against Sharks The St. Louis Blues are sticking with goalie Jake Allen in Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks. May 22
  • Blues beat Sharks 6-3 to even series at 2 games apiece Changing goaltenders gave the St. Louis Blues a spark. Changing their style of play helped them even up the Western Conference final at two games apiece. May 21
  • Blues hope goalie change can slow down Sharks top line Now it will be up to Jake Allen to try to slow down Joe Thornton and San Jose's top line. May 21
  • Blues-Sharks Preview Now it will be up to Jake Allen to try to slow down Joe Thornton and San Jose's top line. May 20
  • Blues to make goalie change for Game 4 against Sharks The St. Louis Blues are making a change in goal for Game 4 after losing two straight games in the Western Conference final. May 20
  • Blues-Sharks Preview - Joe Thornton and his linemates have managed to do what Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Jamie Benn couldn't in the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs: control the play against the St. Louis Blues. May 20
  • BC-AP Sports Preview Digest Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT: May 20
  • Jones' 2nd shutout gives Sharks 2-1 series lead over Blues For a San Jose team whose playoff struggles have often come down to running into a streaky goaltender at the wrong time, it must be nice to have the goalie making all the stops. May 20
  • Sharks power play helps drive postseason success When Peter DeBoer took over as coach in San Jose one of the first tasks he wanted to complete was making sure the Sharks were more than just a power-play team. May 19
  • Hot Tip: Backes excels at deflections for Blues David Backes stood tall in front of the net as long as possible, finally ducking in case he whiffed on the puck with his stick. May 19
  • Blues-Sharks Preview When Peter DeBoer took over as coach in San Jose one of the first tasks he wanted to complete was making sure the Sharks were more than just a power-play team. May 18
  • Blues-Sharks Preview The Sharks have won five straight at home in the playoffs, but the Blues have done their best work on the road heading into Game 3 on Thursday night. May 18
  • BC-AP Sports Preview Digest Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT: May 18
  • Sharks' Burns scores 2 power-play goals, Jones gets shutout The San Jose Sharks got their power play revved up. Martin Jones took care of everything on the other end, cementing the victory that evened the Western Conference finals at a game apiece. May 18
  • Sharks want more penalties called vs Blues in Game 2 The San Jose Sharks got just three power plays in their Game 1 loss to open the Western Conference finals, and no call when Joe Thornton's bushy beard got tugged on by St. Louis Blues captain David Backes in the first period. May 17
  • Sharks-Blues Preview The San Jose Sharks got just three power plays in their Game 1 loss to open the Western Conference finals, and no call when Joe Thornton's bushy beard got tugged on by St. Louis Blues captain David Backes in the first period. May 16
  • Elliott leads way, Blues beat Sharks 2-1 in Game 1 Brian Elliott had another standout game in net, David Backes and Jori Lehtera had goals and the St. Louis Blues opened their first Western Conference final in 15 years with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. May 16
  • St. Louis and San Jose face off in Western Conference finals Since entering the NHL as an expansion team in 1967, the St. Louis Blues have had some of the greatest players in league history, but nobody has been able to lead them to Lord Stanley's Cup. May 15