Finally, the Blues know who their first round playoff opponent will be. The San Jose Sharks lost their season finale Sunday night, to drop into 8th place in the Western Conference, giving them a first-round matchup with St. Louis. The Blues lost their finale Sunday, falling to Chicago 3-1. Coach Joel Quenneville rested many regulars, including defenseman Chris Pronger. The Sharks will visit Kiel Center Thursday to open the playoffs. The Blues were 4-0-1 against the Sharks this season.