One of the OT extravaganza games from a couple nights ago, the Sharks edged the Blues in a game that was slow to start but got better each period. Here’s hoping they picked up where they left off.
- I raised this issue in my game one recap, but I think it’s time we start giving Antti Niemi his due as a playoff ‘tender. The guy has only lost one series in his career and shut the door at some key moments in game one. Going save for save with Jaroslav Halak is no simple feat.
- Speaking of Jaro Halak, he too played a good game and kept the Sharks at bay until the Blues woke up. You’d be hard pressed blame any of the goals on him and I suspect the Blues have no qualms with him playing over Elliott.
- The Sharks’ Colin White was out of the lineup for game one and is day-to-day. Carlo Colaiacovo was out for the Blues with an illness and he will be back for the Blues tonight. Brian Elliott dressed for game one and is available if they need him. Chris Stewart is a healthy scratch after being totally invisible in the first game.
Patrick Marleau/Joe Thornton/Joe Pavelski
Ryane Clowe/Logan Couture/Martin Havlat
T.J. Galiardi/Dominic Moore/Torrey Mitchell
Daniel Winnik/Andrew Desjardins/Tommy Wingels
Marc-Edouard Vlasic/Dan Boyle
Douglas Murray/Brent Burns
Jason Demers/Justin Braun
David Perron/David Backes/T.J. Oshie
Alex Steen/Patrik Berglund/Andy McDonald
Jamie Langebrunner/Jason Arnott/Vladimir Sobotka
Matt D’Agostini/Scott Nichol/B.J. Crombeen
Barret Jackman/Kevin Shattenkirk
Carlo Colaiacovo/Alex Pietrangelo
Kris Russell/Roman Polak
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