St. Louis 4, San Jose 2

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Jose 11-8-3-3 7-1-1-3 4-7-2-0 L4
St. Louis 14-10-1-1 6-5-0-1 8-5-1-0 W1

Recap


Blues 4, Sharks 2: Chris Stewart recorded his second two-goal performance and rookie Jake Allen made 39 saves as St. Louis began its three-game homestand by extending San Jose's winless streak to four games.

David Perron and Chris Porter also scored while defenseman Barret Jackman added a pair of assists for the Blues, who defeated the Sharks for the second time in four days.

Brent Burns and fellow defenseman Dan Boyle scored and Antti Niemi stopped 17 shots for San Jose, which fell to 0-2-2 in its last four contests and scored fewer than three goals for the 14th time in 15 games.

St. Louis opened the scoring with 6:18 remaining in the first period. Stewart carried the puck on a 2-on-1 and fired a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle that beat Niemi for his 10th goal.

Perron made it 2-0 midway through the second as Patrik Berglund's cross-slot pass from the right circle caromed off his skate and into the net. Burns, who returned from injury as a forward instead of at his usual spot on the blue line, halved the deficit 62 seconds later with a one-timer from above the slot that found its way between Allen's pads.

Porter restored the Blues' two-goal lead with seven seconds left in the period. Niemi stopped Jackman's backhander from the outer edge of the right circle, but Porter buried the rebound from the left circle for his first goal in 28 games.

Boyle got San Jose back within one just four seconds into a 5-on-3 advantage as he beat Allen with a one-timer with 6:28 to go in the third. But Stewart scored into an empty net to complete his first two-goal effort since the season opener and seal the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: St. Louis C T.J. Oshie left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury and did not return. ... Burns had missed seven games with lower-body injury. ... Berglund's assist on Perron's goal extended his point streak to five games. ... The Blues allowed a season-high 41 shots. ... Sharks coach Todd McLellan remained tied with Ron Wilson for first place in franchise history with 206 victories.

Top Game Performances

San Jose   St. Louis
Dan Boyle 1 Points Chris Stewart 2
Dan Boyle 1 Goals Chris Stewart 2
Scott Gomez 1 Assists Barret Jackman 2
Dan Boyle 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Antti Niemi .850 Save Percentage Jake Allen .951
Antti Niemi 17 Saves Jake Allen 39

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
San Jose 41 2 1-3 3-3 8 34
St. Louis 21 4 0-3 2-3 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Phoenix . The Blues have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Jose will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Sharks have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .231 after a loss.