St. Louis Blues
The NFL is reportedly considering expanding the number of Thursday night games. John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew it’s a bad idea.
Vladimir Sobotka continued his recent scoring surge and recorded his first career hat trick as St. Louis rallied from two goals down in the third period and beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday.
The Sharks have lost their last seven games (0-4-3), their longest skid since a 10-game losing streak in November 2005.
Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored in a 45-second span in the third period, and St. Louis Blues woke up in time to put away the San Jose Sharks 3-1 and wrap up the first-round series in five games Saturday night.
The Sharks put themselves in an early hole when Marc-Edouard Vlasic tapped the puck into his own net, and the Blues tied the first-round series at a game apiece with a 3-0 victory Saturday night.
The Blues were the first team to clinch a playoff spot, the Sharks among the last. That was most unusual for a franchise that’s made it to the Western Conference finals the last two seasons.
Andy McDonald and Kevin Shattenkirk scored power-play goals and St. Louis capped a four-game season sweep of the Sharks with a 3-1 victory Saturday night.
Alex Pietrangelo had two goals, David Perron also scored with a two-man advantage and Andy McDonald added an assist in his return from a concussion that sidelined him for 51 games, sending the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the St. Louis Blues’ 1-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.
Kent Huskins and Alexander Steen scored in the third period to lift the St. Louis Blues past the San Jose Sharks 4-2 on Saturday night.