St. Peter, MN — St. Louis has its sights set on winning its first Stanley Cup in franchise history and is set to host the Western Conference Final on Sunday in what could be a historic showdown between the teams.
The St. Paul Saints, the defending champions in the Western Hockey League, have clinched their spot in the conference finals with a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night in St. Pete.
The Saints are 3-0-0 in their past six games.
The Blues, the third seed in the West and the team with the most points in the league, are coming off their third consecutive shutout.
The Blues have won three straight games and four of their past five to close the regular season.
They have a six-game winning streak, including a 6-0 win over Nashville on Friday.
The Kings, the team that has won the past three Stanley Cups, are 2-2-0 and have lost five straight.
Los Angeles is a season-low-tying fifth seed.
The Canucks, who are 13-3-2 in their last 15 games, have a seven-game win streak and are tied for the league lead in goals.
Vancouver is 13-2 at home.
The Sharks are the first team in the NHL to win a Cup since the 2000 Vancouver Canucks.
The Sharks are 13th in the League in goals scored.
The Kings are second in goals for and goals against.
The Flames are first in goals against and are 10th in goals-against average.
The Flames are playing their final game before the All-Star break.
They will host the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
The San Jose Sharks, who finished last in the Pacific Division in the preseason, are looking to close out their season with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday in San Jose.
San Jose is 13th-ranked in the AHL at 15-12-3.
The Calgary Flames, who finish the season with six straight losses, are playing the final game of the season in San Antonio against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday before returning to Calgary for the playoffs.
The Wild finished 7-14-4.
The Arizona Coyotes, who won their first three games, are 6-12 in their final 11 games, including two by a combined eight goals.
The Washington Capitals are 3 1/2 points behind the Calgary Flyers for the final playoff spot in North America, but are 1 1/4 points behind Pittsburgh for the third wild card spot.
The Capitals are 15th in their division.
The Colorado Avalanche are 11-7-2, tied for fifth in the Metropolitan Division and are 6 1/3 points ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the eighth wild card.
The Penguins are 16th in that division.