VIDEO: T.J. Oshie's Assist Sets Up David Backes' Goal, Blues' 2-0 Lead

The St. Louis Blues took a 2-0 lead on the San Jose Sharks late in the second period of Game 2 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series on David Backes' goal. But given the work T.J. Oshie did on the setup to the goal, he really deserved more than an assist.

Oshie brought the puck up the boards and evaded two Sharks defenders, then cut toward the goal and made another one miss before finding an open Backes, who needed only to one-time a wrist shot at an open side of Antti Niemi's net.

The goal extended St. Louis' lead to two goals, and was in keeping with the Blues' dominance in the second period. Since Jaroslav Halak headed to the bench with an injury, Brian Elliott has faced just four shots.

For more on the Blues, visit St. Louis Game Time and SB Nation St. Louis. For more on the Sharks, head to Fear The Fin and SB Nation Bay Area.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.