Sharks coach Todd McLellan knows the difference a healthy Marty Havlat can make as far as his team's chances of upsetting the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

All he has to do is look at the 82-game season. San Jose played almost half those games minus Havlat because of injuries. Without him in the lineup, the Sharks were 18-18-7; with him 25-11-3.

"Our record with him speaks volumes versus our record without him," McLellan said Tuesday after a lengthy practice.