The Sharks managed only 19 shots on goal, including just three in the second period, while the Blues fired three of their 32 shots past Antti Niemi, handing San Jose a 3-1 loss Saturday at HP Pavilion.
Losers of seven of their last nine, the Sharks are looking for a boost. They could get it tonight against the Blues with Logan Couture and Douglas Murray on the brink of return.
The Sharks have been without defenseman Douglas Murray for eight games and center Logan Couture for two. That could all change tonight.
Todd McLellan met with the media Saturday morning for the first time since suffering his concussion, but his status for the Sharks' game against the Blues is not yet known.
Former Sharks head coach Ron Wilson has been fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
For whatever reason, the Sharks seem to take mental breaks for long portions of games. Its been exactly one month, in fact, since the team put together back-to-back wins on Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.
The Sharks are close to getting their fearless leader back, as Todd McLellan returns to the ice for practice Friday.
Logan Couture wouldnt rule himself out for Saturdays game vs. St. Louis, but said it's "probably best right now for me to get all the rest that I can get." More: Logan Couture game logs
The Sharks took a step back Thursday -- no goals and no points. True, Ryan Miller was all over the crease, but San Jose failed to apply consistent pressure until too late.
The Sharks haven't won back-to-back games since Jan. 31-Feb. 2. They have a chance to accomplish just that tonight against the Buffalo Sabres.More: McLellan out, still involved Havlat skates, Couture questionable
Although Todd McLellan won't be on the bench for the second consecutive game Thursday night, he is still making his presence felt.More: McLellan out again Havlat skates, Couture questionable
Marty Havlat, recovering from a partially-torn hamstring suffered on Dec. 17, is back on the ice. "Ive got to get stronger, and get used to the movements on the ice."
McGinn is wearing number 11 with the Avalanche, and is expected to play on the third line wing with Mark Olver and David Jones, according to the Denver Post.
TJ Galiardi and Daniel Winnik impressed teammates and coaches alike with their energy and tenacity Tuesday night. They were pleased, too.More: TJ Galiardi postgame Coach Matt Shaw postgame