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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues face off in Round 1

The St. Louis Blues wish to shield their Stanley Cup name however they have got to first triumph over one thing the franchise has but to ever do: beat the Vancouver Canucks in a playoff sequence.

The Blues take at the Canucks within the first around of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday evening, their fourth assembly within the playoffs. Sadly for St. Louis, the Canucks received the sequence each and every time, maximum lately sweeping them in 2009.

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St. Louis has an impressive offense that noticed them finish the common season as the #1 group within the Western Convention with 94 issues. However their efficiency didn’t switch within the round-robin video games the place they misplaced to the Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights and the Dallas Stars and had been outscored 10-6.

The Canucks, against this, received the qualifying around in opposition to the Minnesota Wild Three-1, outscoring their fighters 12-10.

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The groups have confronted off 3 times this previous season with the Canucks going 2-1.

With two robust offenses who every bode having the highest face-off groups within the NHL, the sequence will most likely come all the way down to the twine.

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WHAT TO KNOW

WHEN: 

Sport 1: Aug. 12, 10:30 p.m. ET.

Sport 2: Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. ET.

Sport Three: Aug. 16, 10:30 p.m. ET.

Sport four: Aug. 17, 10:30 p.m. ET.

Sport five (if vital): Aug. 19, TBD.

Sport 6 (if vital): Aug. 21, TBD.

Sport 7 (if vital): Aug. 23, TBD.

WHERE

 Rogers Position, Edmonton, Alberta.

WHO’S MISSING?

Canucks’ defenseman Oscar Fantenberg skated Tuesday signaling that he can be excellent to play in Wednesday evening’s sport. Jay Beagle will most likely sign up for him after coping with a hand damage. Wingers Tyler Toffoli and Michael Ferland had been dominated out.

Blues’ Ivan Barbashev left the bubble to be there for the delivery of his first kid. He’s set to go back to the bubble Friday nevertheless it stays unknown if he’ll be cleared in time to play the Canucks.

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