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Cup final awaits either playoff-starved Blues or Sharks

One of the playoff-success challenged franchises in St. Louis and San Jose will play for the Stanley Cup this season.

The two teams that have enjoyed loads of regular season success followed by annual playoff disappointment will meet in the Western Conference final starting Sunday with the winner advancing to the Stanley Cup final.

The Blues are looking to make the final for the first time since 1970 and win it all for the first time ever. The Sharks have never even played for the title since joining the NHL in 1991-92.

Each of the 56 previous playoff appearance for the two teams have ended with a loss — often times a crushing one.

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