The St. Louis Blues can eliminate the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS2, FS-MW), but to do so they will have to buck a trend.
The Blues, who lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 will try to become the first home team to win a game in the series.
"It's bizarre," said forward Brayden Schenn, who had one of the Blues' three goals in the third period of their 3-2 victory in Game 5 in Winnipeg on Thursday. "You fight for home ice all year and this far in the playoffs, it hasn't made a difference.
"We're looking forward to getting in front of our fans on home ice. It's been a tough series so far, lot of one-goal games, it's been tight."
This series marks the fourth time in the history of the Stanley Cup Playoffs the road team has won each of the first five games of a best-of-7 series; it happened between the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings in the 1951 semifinals, the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers in the 1995 Eastern Conference Final and the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks in the 2004 Western Conference Final.
It appeared Winnipeg would break the trend in Game 5, leading 2-0 in the third period, but the Blues scored three times, the winner coming from Jaden Schwartz with 15 seconds remaining in regulation.