The Western Conference Finals are currently at a 1-1 series tie between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues, with the series shifting to St. Louis for Games 3 and 4. Both teams stand three wins away from a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and the opportunity to win their first Stanley Cup.
How to Live Stream Game 3
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is set for Wednesday night at 8:00 pm ET and will be nationally televised on NBCSN and CNBC. Streams can be found on Reddit's NHL streams subreddit.
The Sharks dominated in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, and beat the Blues 6-3 at home. They were then held scoreless for all but their two-minute stretch of two goals by Logan Couture, and lost 4-2 as St. Louis evened the series. San Jose's goaltending has been a big part of their success in this series and their second round victory. After Martin Jones started off on a very bad foot in the first round, he turned his game around and has been very reliable as the playoffs have gone deeper. The Sharks will need Jones to continue his consistent play in order to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
The Blues outplayed the Sharks in Game 2 on the road and stole the game to shift home-ice advantage to their favor. Heading back to St. Louis, if the Blues are able to protect their home ice beginning in Game 3 and take a 2-1 series lead, the series is theirs to lose. The Blues will need their goalie, Jordan Binnington, to continue his stellar play, and the defense in front of him must continue to do a good job limiting the chances he faces. The Blues will need their depth to continue to produce while their top-end players catch up in order to grab the series lead and eventually advance.