Event Name: NHL Playoffs Western Conference Finals G2 – San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Location: SAP Center: 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Hosted by: San Jose Sharks Hockey
CATEGORY: USA -San Jose Sharks Hockey
The Sharks did not start the game the way they wanted. Just over two minutes into the game, Jaden Schwartz got a pass on the inside of the left circle by the hash marks. Schwartz wristed a shot to the top shelf, far side. First period ended with the Blues leading 1-0.
Just four minutes into the second period, an innocent shot by Vince Dunn from the blue line found back of the Sharks net through plenty of screen in front of Martin Jones. To make matters worse, just seconds after that, Tomas Hertl got a hooking penalty. While the Sharks were killing a penalty, Logan Couture poked the puck forward near the blue line and got a clean breakaway. Couture faked the goalie and slipped it through his five-hole and cut the Blues lead to just one goal. As soon as the Sharks penalty was over, Couture got a stretch pass from Timo Meier and off he went on another breakaway. Couture skated down to the left circle and wristed a shot to the short side. Game was tied at 2. Before the period was over, Robert Bortuzzo got a pass inside of the right circle. Bortuzzo took few steps to the front of the crease and backhanded a shot beating Jones over his right pad below his arm and took the lead back for the Blues.
Sharks had plenty of chances in the third period but none ended up in the net. Before the game was over, Oskar Sundqvist got a pass low in the slot from behind the net and he one timed a shot straight in the net.
Final score 4-2 Blues
Tonight the Sharks led in shots (26-25),
face-offs (57%-43%), giveaways (15-12) and takeaways (14-6) while the Blues led in hits (35-28) and blocked shots (20-15).
3 stars of the game:
First Star: Blues – Robert Bortuzzo
Second Star: Sharks – Logan Couture
Third Star: Blues – Joel Edmundson
Western Conference Finals the next two Sharks vs Blues are away games.
Game 3 5/15/19 5PM
Game 4 5/17/19 5PM
INDTVUSA Staff Writer
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