WCF Game 4 Recap – San Jose Sharks v. St. Louis Blues

San Jose Sharks v. St. Louis Blues

Game 4 – SJ Leads 2-1

 

Game Recap:

Going into Game 4 the St. Louis Blues come into their home barn with a chip on their shoulder after how Game 3 ended in overtime in the San Jose Sharks favor, and it wouldn’t take long either for the Blues as Ivan Barbashev would get the puck on net and past Martin Jones to make it 1-0 35 seconds into the game. Then later in the period on their second powerplay opportunity the Blues would strike again as Justin Braun would inadvertently kick the puck between Jones’ legs to give the Blues a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

 

Going into the second period both teams would share opportunities, and also featuring a Sharks powerplay that they could not do anything with. Both teams would get some godd chances at both ends, but the game would remain 2-0 going into the second intermission.

 

In the third period it would be special teams striking again, but this time for the Sharks as Brent Burns would bomb a shot through Jordan Binnington and Tomas Hertl would tap the puck in to make it 2-1 on the powerplay. Then in the final two minutes of the game the Sharks would pull Jones for the extra attacker and they would force great pressure in the Blues zone, but the Blues would withstand the surge and take Game 4 2-1 to tie the series at two games a piece.

 

Lineups:

San Jose Sharks:

Timo Meier — Logan Couture – Gustav Nyquist

Evander Kane — Tomas Hertl — Joe Pavelski

Melker Karlsson — Joe Thornton — Kevin Labanc

Marcus Sorensen — Barclay Goodrow — Joonas Donskoi

Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon — Erik Karlsson

Joakim Ryan — Justin Braun

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Micheal Haley, Dylan Gambrell, Tim Heed, Lukas Radil, Radim Simek, Antti Suomela

 

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz¬†—¬†Brayden Schenn¬†— Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais¬†—¬†Ryan O’Reilly¬†— David Perron

Pat Maroon — Tyler Bozak —¬†Robert Thomas

Ivan Barbashev¬†—¬†Oskar Sundqvist¬†—¬†Alexander Steen

Joel Edmundson¬†—¬†Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester —¬†Colton Parayko

Carl Gunnarsson¬†—¬†Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Robby Fabbri, Michael Del Zotto, Zach Sanford, Mackenzie MacEachern, Chris Thorburn, Chris Butler, Ville Husso

Injured: Vince Dunn (upper body)

 

First Period:

Blues Goal – :35 – Ivan Barbashev (1) from unassisted

Sharks Penalty- 5:09 – Brenden Dillon 2 minutes for Holding

Sharks Penalty – 17:44 – Timo Meier 2 minutes for Hooking

Blues PPG – 17:53 – Tyler Bozak (4) from Pat Maroon (4) and Vladimir Tarasenko (3)

 

End of 1st РSJ Р0       STL Р2

Shots              09                10

Faceoffs         11                09

Hits               11                  15

PP                 0/0                 1/2

 

Second Period:

Blues Penalty – 5:41 – Sammy Blais 2 minutes for Hooking

Blues Penalty – 8:24 – Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Roughing

Sharks Penalty – 8:24 – Marc-Edouard Vlasic 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 2nd РSJ Р0        STL Р2

Shots               20                 18

Faceoffs          18                 18

Hits                 14                  24

PP                   0/1                  1/2

 

Third Period:

Sharks Penalty – 4:35 – Brenden Dillon 2 minutes for High Sticking

Blues Penalty – 6:01 – Alex Pietrangelo 2 minutes for Interference

Sharks PPG – Tomas Hertl (10) from Brent Burns (11) and Erik Karlsson (14)

Blues Penalty – 9:52 – Ivan Barbashev 2 minutes for Tripping

Sharks Penalty – 12:33 – Bench (Kevin Labanc) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

 

End of 3rd РSJ Р1         STL Р2

Shots              30                   22

Faceoffs        27                    32

Hits               15                     29

PP                 1/3                    1/4

 

Next Up:

Game 5 – Series Tied 2-2

 

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