SAN JOSE – First things first. Joe Thornton is good to go for Thursday night's Game 3, when the Sharks host the Blues at SAP Center (6 p.m., NBCSN).
ST. LOUIS – The Sharks and Blues are both coming off of difficult, drawn-out playoff series that were capped off by resounding, remarkable blowout wins in Game 7.
SAN JOSE – An injured Matt Nieto missed Sharks practice on Wednesday, leaving him questionable to play in Thursday’s decisive Game 7 against the Predators.
NASHVILLE – The Stanley Cup Playoffs are all about mid-series adjustments.