Final: Blues win, 3-1
Blues grab 2-1 lead, fans bring the noise
With 8:45 to play in the game, Jamie Langenbrunner pounced on a rebound shot by Scott Nichol and tied the game at 1-1.
45 seconds later, David Perron also scored his first goal of the playoffs to make it 2-1 Blues with just over 7:00 minutes to play in the third period.
So much for a quiet crowd; nearly everyone is still standing on their feet.
Stan the Man keeps crowd alive
19,490 are in attendance tonight, but they haven't had too much to cheer about tonight. Although every time Stan Musial, who's wearing a Blues jersey in the picture, pops up on the jumbo-tron, fans go crazy.
Another baseball note, former Cardinal Kerry Robinson is at the game as well.
Just a bit ago, Alex Pietrangelo skated off gingerly after blocking Martin Havlat shot. He just got back on the ice, we'll see how he responds.
Sharks score, lead 1-0 after two periods
Joe Thorton has been relatively quiet during the series, but has now scored in two straight games.
With 41 seconds left in the second period Thorton shot one past Brian Elliott.
The Sharks lead 1-0 after two periods.
Crowd quiet in defensive battle
Defense is the story thus far in game 5. Maybe look for Andy McDonald to get the Blues going. He has goals in three straight games and a series-leading seven points.
Patrik Berglund has three goals and six points in the series; in game one, he netted two.
Surprisingly I see more than a handful of empty seats. The Sharks have kept the home crowd out of it, the fans have been extremely quiet.
Just moments ago the first fight of the night broke out. Chris Stewart and Tommy Wingles went at it; Stewart won, he got in three or four solid shots. I'm assuming the crowd will come alive now.
Slow start, first period ends with goose eggs
Period one is over and it's a slow start to game 5; 0-0 after 20 minutes. The Blues out shot 7 to 3.
The Blues are trying to wrap up the series and claim their first playoff series victory since 2002.
If the Blues win tonight, they could meet the L.A. Kings in the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Los Angeles is up 3-1 in its series with Vancouver.
Period two will begin in a couple of minutes, hopefully I'll have much more to report.
No score, but Blues out shooting Sharks
Both Andy McDonald and Brian Elliott both said Friday that game four's are the toughest to win. That statement seems to be true early on. There's no score from the Scottrade Center. The Note is out shooting the Sharks 6-3 with under three to play in the opening period.