San Jose won 4-1 (Game 5 of 5)

San Jose won 4-1

Game 1: Thursday, April 8th
Game 2: Saturday, April 10th
Game 3: Monday, April 12th
Game 4: Tuesday, April 13th
Game 5: Thursday, April 15th

Blues 1


Sharks 3


10:00 PM ET, April 15, 2004

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
STL 1 0 01
SJ 1 1 13

S. Hannan (Sharks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

M. Smith (Sharks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

B. Stuart (Sharks - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

St Louis at San Jose 10:00 pm EDT

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The San Jose Sharks can advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the fifth time in team history Thursday night as they host the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of their quarterfinal series.

San Jose advanced to the semifinals in its first playoff appearance in 1994 and also did it in 1995, 2000 and 2002. The Sharks have never reached the conference finals.

The Sharks are trying to win a series at home for the first time after posting a 4-3 win at the Savvis Center on Tuesday. The Sharks allowed a hat trick to Mike Sillinger in Game Three, but got two goals apiece from Alex Korolyuk and Scott Thornton in Game Four.

Mike Danton, Pavol Demitra and Doug Weight scored for St. Louis, which faced a 3-1 deficit through 40 minutes.


St. Louis - Weight has two goals and Sillinger has three goals and one assist.

San Jose - Patrick Marleau, three goals in series.


St. Louis - Chris Pronger has not scored and leads the Blues with 16 penalty minutes.

San Jose - Nils Ekman is one of the three Sharks who have played each game and not recorded a point.

STREAKS: St. Louis has dropped five of eight playoff games in San Jose.

HISTORY: San Jose has won a series in five games just once - vs. Phoenix in five games in 2002. The Blues have trailed three games to one 12 times in team history. They have come back twice, beating Phoenix in 1999, and Detroit in 1991.


San Jose - Marleau, three goals; Vincent Damphousse, three assists.

St. Louis - Sillinger, three goals; Keith Tkachuk, Christian Backman and Petr Cajanek two assists.


San Jose - Alyn McCauley (hand); Marco Sturm (broken leg and dislocated ankle).

St. Louis - Al MacInnis (torn left retina); Barret Jackman (dislocated left shoulder); Alex Khavanov (foot).