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Stats: Burns vs. Pietrangelo, Game 2

Sharks defenseman scores two power-play goals; Blues D-man struggles to match counterpart

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / Director of Editorial

ST. LOUIS -- The San Jose Sharks defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-0 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.

The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is in San Jose on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Here is a look inside the in-game and in-series matchup between Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.

Goals: Burns 2; Pietrangelo 0

Assists: Burns 0; Pietrangelo 0

Points: Burns 2; Pietrangelo 0

Ice time: Burns 24:10; Pietrangelo 27:26

Key intangible stat: Pietrangelo played 4:01 of the 12 minutes the Blues spent on the power play in Game 2, but could not get much going as the power play was a weakness two nights after being a difference-maker in Game 1. He was also on the ice for two power-play goals against. Burns had 14 shot attempts in Game 1 compared to eight in Game 2, but both his shots on goal ended up in the back of the net.

Video: SJS@STL, Gm2: Burns blasts one-timer PPG past Elliott

Best moment: Nursing at 2-0 lead in the third period, the Sharks were given a chance to expand the lead when Troy Brouwer took a high-sticking penalty at 11:34. Burns made the Blues pay with his second power-play goal. This time he found himself at the top of the left circle when Patrick Marleau slid the puck across. Burns hammered it past goaltender Brian Elliott with a one-timer to the glove side. It was Burns' sixth goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Series stat line (goals-assists-points): Burns 2-1-3; Pietrangelo 0-0-0.

What Burns said: "I think we feel good with our group; the way we are playing. We have had that all year. The confidence in rolling all four lines, six D, home and away. They're a great team, they play hard, a great building to play in. It's the playoffs. You are going to have to battle back and forth."

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