Blues win game four 6-3. This was a very physical game. Trainer will be handing out lots of Ibuprofen and ice packs. Lots of things to consider after this game. SJ must be wondering how the hell the series is tied 2-2 given how dominant there were in games two and three. STL has to be concerned about the condition of their captain, David Backes. Jake Allen has to get another start in goal after this win, right? Hockey uses a 2-2-1-1-1 home-away format in playoff series so a return trip to San Jose is guaranteed after game five in St. Louis.
Both conference finals tied at 2-2. Both conference finals have shown no home ice advantage. Both conference finals now down to best of three with Pittsburgh and St. Louis hosting 2 of the 3 (if all three games are needed). All four teams remaining have played both of their goalies extensively.