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Blues Vs. Sharks Score Update: St. Louis Leads 3-1 Heading Into 3rd Period

The St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks entered the second period tied 1-1, but a pair of second period goals, and some stellar play by goalie Brian Elliott, has St. Louis in position to grab a 2-1 series lead. The Blues lead the Sharks 3-1 with one period left at HP Pavilion.

Andy McDonald scored his second goal of the postseason when he beat Antti Niemi off assists from Patrik Berglund and Carlo Colaiacovo just a minute into the period. Jason Arnott would add a power play score at the midway mark to make it 3-1. Arnott's score was his first of the playoffs and was assisted by McDonald and Alexander Steen.

St. Louis has out-shot San Jose 23-19 in the game. San Jose holds a 34-20 advantage in hits, while the Blues lead 25-23.

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