The St. Louis Blues added a needed insurance goal early in the third period of their 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. St. Louis had a 1-0 lead going into the third period and added another goal after that which would prove to be huge after the Sharks landed a last-minute shot in the net.
In the middle of the third period, on the power play following a interference penalty by San Jose's Patrick Marleau, the Blues' Andy McDonald scored the team's second goal of the game:
That was McDonald's third goal of the playoffs already. With the Blues up 2-0, they were able to buckle down on defense and hold out, but the Sharks fought right until the end. With just over a minute remaining, San Jose's Joe Thornton scored a goal with an empty net to cut the lead to 2-1, but St. Louis managed to cut things off from there.
The Blues now hold a 3-1 advantage over the Sharks in the seven-game series. Game 5 is in St. Louis on Saturday, with a potential Game 6 being next week in San Jose.
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