St. Louis 3, San Jose 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 30-17-3-3 18-9-2-0 12-8-1-3 L1
St. Louis 34-14-1-6 24-3-1-3 10-11-0-3 W4

Recap

Alex Pietrangelo scored a pair of goals, Jaroslav Halak stopped all 25 he faced shots and the St. Louis Blues continued their strong home play with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

David Perron had a power-play goal and Andy McDonald added an assist in his long awaited return for the Blues, who won their fourth in a row overall and remained unbeaten in regulation in their past 19 games at Scottrade Center (16-0-3).

Halak stopped seven shots in the first period, 11 in the second and seven in the third for his 22nd career shutout. It was also his sixth of the season, tying him for league lead.

The first-place Sharks were done in by untimely penalties as their 16-night, 7,750-mile road trip got off to a rough start.

Pietrangelo opened the scoring with 4:57 left in the first period. The Blues took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play with Brent Burns and Andrew Desjardins in the box. Pietrangelo skated unguarded out near the blue line when he unleashed a low snap shot that beat a screened Antti Niemi.

Another pair of penalties resulted in a second 5-on-3 goal at 17:16 of the second. After Niemi made a diving save of Pietrangelo’s initial shot, Perron was right there at the doorstep to clean up for his 10th goal of the season.

Pietrangelo added the clincher as he flung the puck into an empty net in the waning minutes to help the Blues remain perfect in three games against the Sharks this season.

San Jose entered as one of the NHL’s top power-play units but went 0 for 4 with the man advantage. Niemi finished with 25 saves in the loss.

McDonald played in his first game since suffering a concussion on Oct. 13. The veteran center logged 16 minutes of ice time.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   St. Louis
N/A Points Alex Pietrangelo 3
N/A Goals Alex Pietrangelo 2
N/A Assists Alex Pietrangelo 1
N/A Power Play Goals Alex Pietrangelo 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi .926 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak 1.000
Antti Niemi 25 Saves Jaroslav Halak 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 25 0 0-4 4-6 22 26
St. Louis 28 3 2-6 4-4 8 28

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game on the road against St. Louis . The Blues have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Sharks have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .565 after a loss.
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