ST. LOUIS - NOVEMBER 4: Torrey Mitchell #17 of the San Jose Sharks chases down Nathan Oystrick #37 of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on November 4 2010 in St. Louis Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 2-1. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Blues weren't expected to finish second in the West, just as the San Jose Sharks weren't expected to finish seventh. But here they are, kicking off the Western Conference Quarterfinals in those very positions.
If you were told before the 2011-12 NHL season that the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks would face each other as the No. 2 vs. No. 7 matchup in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, you certainly wouldn't have guessed that the Blues would have the home-ice edge.
But they are indeed the worthy favorites heading into the first round series, and in the season series against the Sharks, St. Louis won every single game. Here's a look at the series schedule.
|Thursday, April 12||7:30 p.m.||San Jose at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|Saturday, April 14||7:30 p.m.||San Jose at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|Monday, April 16||10 p.m.||St. Louis at San Jose||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|Thursday, April 19||10:30 p.m.||St. Louis at San Jose||NBC Sports Network, TSN|
|*Saturday, April 21||7:30 p.m.||San Jose at St. Louis||CNBC, TSN|
|*Monday, April 23||TBD||St. Louis at San Jose||TBD|
|*Wednesday, April 25||TBD||San Jose at St. Louis||TBD|
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