However, the Blues constant checking in this game had a goal that would soon be revealed later in the series.
Was Game 6 lost for the Sharks before it even started? St. Louis ran the table, winning Games 4, 5 and 6 by a combined score of 12-2.
Now, the Sharks must face an uncertain offseason with Erik Karlsson, Pavelski, Joe Thornton, and Gustav Nyquist heading toward unrestricted free agency. The Sharks took back home ice with this controversial win, but the Blues left their mark again, as they scored four goals and continued the unrelenting checking of the Sharks.
After the game, Blues players posed with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, a trophy given to the Western Conference playoff champions, but in keeping with hockey tradition, they were careful not to touch it. The Blues opened the scoring quickly with a puck deflecting off a Sharks players stick into the net.
"I wanted to experience the tank one last time just in case", said Michelle Philips of San Jose.
"This is unbelievable. The city's been waiting for this for so many years now, and it's a privilege to put this jersey on and do it in front of this crowd", Maroon said after Tuesday's game. So The Sharks Were In Trouble and It Showed Early In the Game. This did not happen.
Joe Pavelski was termed a game-time decision by the coach, but indications are that he will likely play despite taking a high hit from the Blues' Alex Pietrangelo in Game 5 at SAP Center on Sunday.
But now, after a remarkable turnaround, the Blues have secured a place in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 49 years. The Blues winning 5 to 1.
As the final horn sounded and concluded the Sharks playoff run, let's take one final look at this series.
Two years later in 1943, the Red Wings got their revenge as they swept the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final and hoisted the Cup at Boston Garden.
"I'll go back to that Game 3".
The Sharks scored in the second period, but the Blues dominated the injury depleted Sharks. The Sharks, as a team, were just as cold when it came to piercing the Blues' defense, and during the rare moments when they found space, Binnington was usually up to the task.
"All three of those guys are important guys but if we have them, great, if we don't, then next man up and we've got to find a way to get the job done", Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said.