April 10, 2012
St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks: Series Predictions
It seems picking San Jose to upset St. Louis is a fashionable upset prediction this spring.
Hey, why not? The Sharks are relatively healthy, something that plagued them all season. They have the highest upside of the league's underdogs, and can salvage a forgettable season by knocking off the Blues.
But the Blues have been playing playoff hockey much of the season, including in 4 games against the Sharks, winning all 4. The Blues have the better goaltending, the better coach, and the best defenseman. I have quickly become a big fan of Alex Pietrangelo.
I will go with the Blues and will even suggest they could close the series quickly.
Here's the statistical breakdown. Click on the stats for larger imagery: