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Stats: Allen vs. Jones, Game 4

Blues goalie sharp in first start of 2016 playoffs; Sharks pull goaltender midway through game

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

SAN JOSE -- The St. Louis Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks 6-3 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final at SAP Center on Saturday.

The Blues evened the best-of-7 series at 2-2; Game 5 is Monday at Scottrade Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Here is a look inside the in-game matchup between the two starting goaltenders, Jake Allen of St. Louis and Martin Jones of San Jose. The Blues opted to make a change in goal for Game 4 in an effort to change the momentum of the series; they played Allen after Brian Elliott had started all 17 games of the postseason.

Goals against: Allen 3; Jones 4

Shots against: Allen 34, Jones 19

Saves: Allen 31; Jones 15

Save percentage: Allen .912; Jones .789

Key intangible stat: Jones came into the game after back-to-back shutouts in Games 2 and 3. But his shutout streak ended at 6:14 of the first period when Troy Brouwer scored a power-play goal. Jones played 153:57 without allowing a goal, but he gave up four on Saturday before being pulled at 10:11 of the second period after Brodziak scored his second goal of the game. He was replaced by James Reimer.

Best moment: At 14:10 of the first period, Sharks defenseman Brent Burns went in alone on Allen, who made a toe save to get the puck out of danger and keep San Jose off the scoreboard. Had Burns scored, the Sharks would have cut the Blues' lead to 2-1. Instead, St. Louis went on to score the first four goals of the game.

Series stat line (goals against-shots against-save percentage): Allen 3-36, .917; Jones 6-90, 933

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