Skip to content

Blues, Sharks fail to clinch playoff spots

Apr 21, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

Comments Off
kobasewshattenkirkgetty Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues failed in their attempts to clinch playoff spots on Sunday. The Sharks fell 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets (more here) while the Blues were thwarted by the Colorado Avalanche 5-3.

On the bright side, neither team carries the same kind of anxieties as the Minnesota Wild must be dealing with right now.

The Sharks remain parked in fifth place with 55 points (three games remaining) while the Blues are one step behind them at sixth place with 54 points and three games left.

While San Jose lost a thriller to the Blue Jackets, the Avalanche handled St. Louis pretty easily. Brian Elliott was pulled late in the second period after allowing four goals on 19 shots. He’s been red-hot lately, but the Blues may worry that the “other” Elliott might show up after he lit up the league following his reemergence.

The West seems like it holds a lot of potential for drama in the last week of the season, but the Blues and Sharks don’t need to panic just yet. Still, they’d feel a lot more comfortable if they took care of business tonight.

Latest Posts
  1. Video: Hjalmarsson lands big hit on Backes

    Apr 17, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

    hjar AP

    The Blues forward is usually the aggressor.

  2. Sharks scratch Havlat in Game 1 against Kings

    Apr 17, 2014, 10:47 PM EDT

    martinhavlatgetty Getty Images

    Opting to go with Mike Brown instead.

  3. WATCH LIVE: Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche (Game 1)

    Apr 17, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

    Patrick Roy AP

    Did you hear Patrick Roy’s playing career ended against the Wild?

  4. Ratings strong for opening night of 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs

    Apr 17, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

    NBC_Sports_Logo_Network

    Perhaps 23 goals in three games didn’t hurt, either.

  5. Tippett to coach Canada at Worlds

    Apr 17, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

    Dave Tippett Getty Images

    After twice serving as an assistant.

  6. No surprises: Niemi to start for San Jose in series opener

    Apr 17, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

    Antti Niemi AP

    Head coach Todd McLellan took his time announcing this one, though.

Featured video

Detroit must exploit Boston's young D
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. E. Malkin (4700)
  2. T. Oshie (4059)
  3. M. Duchene (3666)
  4. B. Bishop (3199)
  5. H. Zetterberg (3079)
  1. D. Backes (3035)
  2. M. Brodeur (2975)
  3. V. Tarasenko (2964)
  4. P. Bergeron (2904)
  5. S. Crosby (2359)