Playoff Central -- Sharks and Blues prepare for series
Brodie Brazil has the scoop on both the Sharks and Blues ahead of their best-of-seven playoff series.
Playoff central Sox guy. The Sox hit the ice against the saint Louis blues the -- it back the Sox went toothless against the blues coming up by hitless in four tries but. Get a chance to sharpen the re sharpen their teams when they priced ticket to the post season that chance comes. This Thursday. Here's the tale of the tape and board games. -- and so for only fourteen goals scored between the two teams that don't expect an onslaught. The red light specials when they meet again on the -- this week Brodie Brazil has more what to expect. -- -- Well when you look at the season series between the Sharks and the blues things certainly did not play out in San Jose's favor Saint Louis winning all four teams. -- scoring teams killed by an eleven to three margin including. To shut outs but this is the best of seven playoff series which San Jose players don't need to be a little bit different compared to the regular season. It's certainly everything's magnified everything's. And the intensity goes up so. We don't -- about -- -- What we've done some targets on the seriousness. There's what not to do really because it hasn't worked so we just gotta bring everything else and and -- that you put those regular season games under us. Different circumstances on a nightly basis. You may be playing back to back Q could be traveling. You don't have as much preparation time the adjustments that confidence from from game to game. There and heard. Little more defined when you play. In in a series. So do the same tight checking game and I won two road games there was a lot of empty nets only come down to but. They check for the chances left in the same special teams will be huge. Probably can get -- college coach who took them down though -- conceded the series. Joined now by Kevin Kurz CSN California dot com and the Sharks did not take a whole lot of penalties in the regular season they think that needs to continue in this series against the blues -- Get a Sharks were shorthanded fewer than any team in the league but against the blues they were shorthanded nineteen times in four games and he gave us some power play goals and five on three goals. So that's one thing they're gonna have to fix here in the Sharks took some undisciplined penalties down the stretch which was uncommon for them how to get Saint Louis as -- team. On the power play because. Five on five goals are going to be hard to come by Estes a couple minor injury concerns for San Jose as they ended the regular season what are you expecting round one game one. Yeah Torrey Mitchell missed the last game after taking the hit at Los Angeles teams -- he's fine he skated today. Brian -- Brent Burns did not skate not -- of course came off after the second intermission against Los Angeles in the final game. Todd McClellan tells us there is going to be fine for game one but of course it is playoff time coaches kind of like says sometimes throw soft out there that might not exactly be a 100% accurate but. For what it's worth Todd McCullough says he expects a -- full healthy lineup. Game one in Saint Louis for Kevin Kurz -- Brodie Brazil Comcast sports net. It's out information and went you know they get the start. All season long but that was a regular season this Thursday's bizarre state playoff waters knowing that Saint Louis. Has owned them this season the blue -- a moment to -- request today. Even in the playoffs is the best and still nine tenths. You know what's at stake community they expected to play with Stanley Cup final last year and all they've done is that that meant they didn't take anybody away. They added to the core. We know. We have to play and to -- a great team like San Jose. Something that willingness. You know I think he have in the back of our minds a little bit. When they had to play the play and and you go through tough stretches and sometimes the players decide -- the pain is too great during the regular season and they wait. But when it was time to play they dial and so we got to answer that built to. And you can catch every game of the Sox blues playoff series on Comcast sports net California game wanted to start. At -- this Thursday and Saturday then the series moves at HP pavilion for 6:37. PM starts on Monday and Thursday game five if necessary moves back to the loop.