Blues Vs. Sharks Final Score: Perron, Langenbrunner, McDonald Give Blues 3-1 Win (VIDEO)

The St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs, after mounting a late, shocking comeback. Trailing 1-0 since late in the second period, the Blues offense suddenly woke up 11:16 into the third period as RW Jamie Langenbrunner knocked a second-chance shot past G Antti Niemi:

Less than 60 seconds later, LW David Perron blasted a long attempt through Sharks defense to put the game at 2-1:

And then, with the Sharks goalie pulled, C Andy McDonald back-handed a decisive shot for a crowd-pleasing empty net goal:

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With the win, the Blues advance to the second round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs.

For all news and information regarding the St. Louis Blues, visit the Blues blog St. Louis Game Time. For updates and perspective 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 dedicated NHL news hub.

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