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Western Conference Final, Gm 2: SJS at STL

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Blues feel lucky to be even in series

Hitchcock: 'Our job to catch up' to Sharks in Game 3

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues' biggest problem was their greatest solace.

"This wasn't our best," Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "We all know that in here. We're men. We can take that, and we know that's not us."

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Burns giving it his best shot for Sharks

Defenseman adds to stellar postseason in Game 2 win against Blues

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

ST. LOUIS -- If the puck finds its way to the stick of San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns in the offensive zone, more often than not a shot will follow.

"I shoot," he said. "Can't pass."

Actually, Burns can pass. He does it quite well.

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Undisciplined Blues drop Game 2 to Sharks

Preventable penalties prove costly as St. Louis loses another home playoff game

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues preached discipline the moment they found out they were playing the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final.

Entering the series, the Sharks boasted the top power play among the four remaining Stanley Cup Playoff teams (30.9 percent) and were second overall to the Chicago Blackhawks, who the Blues defeated in the first round.

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Sharks' Jones shows poise of playoff veteran

Goalie, in first postseason as starter, quietly big reason for San Jose's success

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

ST. LOUIS -- There is so much loudness in the game the San Jose Sharks play that the quietness of goaltender Martin Jones often gets lost in the shuffle.

The Sharks are led by a cadre of veterans with strong personalities and flashy games.

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Thornton dances along with fans from bench

Sharks forward enjoys Game 2 win against Blues

by NHL.com @nhl / NHL.com

Thornton dances with fans

SJS@STL, Gm2: Thornton horses around with young fans

WCF, Gm2: Joe Thornton horses around with young Blues fans, spraying them with water and dancing

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Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks had a great time at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.

The Sharks defeated the Blues 4-0 in Game 2 to even the best-of-7 Western Conference Final 1-1, and Thornton was in such good spirits he danced along with some young Blues fans.

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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 / NHL.com 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.

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Instant analysis: Sharks at Blues, Game 2

Jones makes 26 saves in shutout, Burns scores two goals to help San Jose even series

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

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.

Defenseman Brent Burns scored two power-play goals on one-timers. He has six goals and 18 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, ranking second in the NHL in scoring, one point behind teammate Logan Couture. Forward Tommy Wingels and Dainius Zubrus (empty net) also scored.

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Sharks shut out Blues in Game 2

Jones helps San Jose even Western Conference Final

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Martin Jones made 26 saves for his second Stanley Cup Playoff shutout, Brent Burns scored two power-play goals, and the San Jose Sharks defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-0 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at Scottrade Center on Tuesday.

Dainius Zubrus had a goal and an assist, and Tommy Wingels scored for the Sharks, who tied the best-of-7 series and will host Game 3 at SAP Center on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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12-year-old boy calls Sharks-Blues game on radio

Invited by St. Louis after appearing in video doing play-by-play for blind dad

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

Wyatt Nelson calls the WCF

SJS@STL, Gm2: Wyatt Nelson joins Blues to call WCF

WCF, Gm2: Wyatt Nelson, who does play-by-play for his blind father, Gerry, joins the Blues' booth to help call the Western Conference Final

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ST. LOUIS -- Wyatt Nelson's radio play-by-play debut Tuesday was so good it caught the attention of Emmy-winning broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick, the voice of hockey on NBC.

Wyatt, the 12-year-old native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, made famous by the "Discover Card Day with the Cup" video that shows him doing hockey play-by-play for his blind father, Gerry, in the stands at a Western Hockey League game, was part of the St. Louis Blues radio broadcast for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks.

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5 Keys: Sharks at Blues, Game 2

St. Louis needs to change approach on breakouts; San Jose must limit turnovers

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

ST. LOUIS -- The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues play Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at Scottrade Center on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The Blues lead the best-of-7 series 1-0.

Here are 5 keys for Game 2:

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