San Jose (33-23-10) at St Louis (20-35-11) 8:00 pm EST
ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Late-season road trips often times are
murderous for teams chasing their postseason dreams. Fortunately
for the San Jose Sharks, most of the destinations on their five-game
trek will not keep them awake at night.
The Sharks begin their pivotal road trip Tuesday with a matchup
against the lowly St. Louis Blues.
After playing St. Louis, San Jose will skate with league-leading
Detroit. But the rest of the journey includes stops in
Minnesota, Chicago and Columbus for matchups with teams that are
among the worst the Western Conference has to offer.
The Sharks are coming off a homestand in which they went 5-0-1,
capped by Sunday's 6-5 triumph over Colorado. San Jose took a
4-1 lead before Colorado rallied to forge a 5-5 tie. Defenseman
Alyn McCauley saved the day with his 11th goal of the season
with 4:13 to play.