The San Jose Sharks will be matched up against St. Louis Blues' goalie Jaroslav Halak when their first-round series gets underway on Thursday night in St. Louis. However, for the Sharks, it does not matter who suits up in net for the Blues — there are far bigger problems they must deal with first.
The Blues named Halak their starter for Game 1 after fellow goalie Brian Elliott left practice earlier this week with upper body pain. Up until then, it was not confirmed as to who would start the series between the pipes for St. Louis. The Elliott injury made it perfectly clear, though — Halak is the starter until further notice.
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