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If Dustin Wolf continues on his upward trajectory, he would become the first South Valley-born player to make the National Hockey League.
After 10 long years, the Blues turned their playoff fortune around in 45 quick seconds against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Seeking to win their first postseason series since 2002, and with those chances diminishing late in the third period, the Blues received back-to-back goals from Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron for the team’s first lead, and Andy McDonald added an empty-netter for a 3-1 victory in Game 5.
St. Louis produced its second win in three days at HP Pavilion Thursday night to grab a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals at HP Pavilion.
Funny how things work out. As the playoffs approached, St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was undecided and noncommittal about which of his goaltenders would get the starting call. The pair – Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott – combined for 15 shutouts during the season, splitting duties almost down the middle.
Joe Pavelski scored two goals and Antii Niemi made 22 saves as San Jose leapt over the Stars (89 points) into eighth place in the conference with 90 points. Los Angeles, an overtime loser to Minnesota, and Phoenix, a 4-0 winner over Anaheim, remain ahead of the Sharks with 91 points apiece. Each of the four teams in the Pacific Division bidding for the three playoff spots has three games left in the regular season.
An eventful night for the San Jose Sharks concluded with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Monday at sold-out HP Pavilion.
With one final quick stride, the defenseman moved to the inside edge of the blueline and managed to stop the attempted clear of theBostonzone by the Bruins.
So this was the Kings' strategy: to torture themselves and their increasingly queasy fans through 60 painfully low-scoring games and then reinvent themselves as a productive team that appears to be peaking at the right time.
If it wasn’t a tacit admission, it was certainly implied when goaltender Jeff Deslauriers led the Ducks onto the ice instead of Jonas Hiller to finally give the workhorse goalie a rare night of rest.
In the final seconds Sunday against a tough Western Conference
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