Blues Vs. Sharks Score Update: 1st Period Ends Tied 1-1

The St. Louis Blues' Game 2 victory was marred by a brawl that officially raised the intensity in the team's opening round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. After the first period in Game 3, it's safe to say that intensity has carried over. The Sharks and Blues exit the first period at HP Pavilion tied 1-1. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1.

The game was scoreless for the first 14 minutes until Patrik Berglund beat San Jose goalie Antti Niemi for a power play goal. Berglund's third goal of the series was set up by teammates Carlo Colaiacovo and Jason Arnott. The Sharks would answer with a power play of their own when Brent Burns scored off feeds from Joe Thornton and Logan Couture.

For more on this series, stick with SB Nation St. Louis. For more on the St. Louis Blues, visit St. Louis Game Time and for more on the San Jose Sharks, head on over to Fear the Fin. For complete coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, stay tuned to SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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