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2019 Western Conference Finals: Game 1 Open Thread

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NHL: St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Three years ago, the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues survived their respective Game 7’s in the divisional finals to meet up in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. The Sharks knocked off a wild card crossover team from the Central Division, while the Blues marched past the Dallas Stars.

Three years later, the Sharks and Blues survived their respective Game 7’s in the divisional finals to meet up in the 2019 Western Conference Finals. San Jose knocked off a wild card crossover team from the Central Division, while the Blues marched past the Dallas Stars.

These team’s 2016 meeting saw the Sharks advance to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance in franchise history, defeating the Blues in six games. The Sharks will look for a repeat, while the Blues will look to rewrite the ending of these Conference Final.

Puck drop is scheduled for slightly after 8:00 PM EDT on NBC. Enjoy the game.