Blues Hold-Off Sharks 4-3, Lead Series 2-1

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0  Updated at 4:05 am, April 17th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images(SAN JOSE, Calif.) —  The St. Louis Blues opened up a 3-1 lead and then held tight from there, as they defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-3, to take a 2-1 playoff series lead.

The Blues scored three times on the power play.

“It was the power play. That’s where we created some momentum,” said Blues center Patrik Berglund who scored a goal on a power play. “It’s really good the pucks were bouncing our way on the power play. We’ve been struggling a whole lot this whole year with the power play. We’re coming up big with it now.”

The Sharks’ Colin White and Logan Couture both scored late in the third period, with Couture’s goal closing the lead to 4-3, but the Sharks couldn’t score again.

Game 4 takes place Thursday at 10:30 PM ET in San Jose.

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