Blues Vs. Sharks, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 2: Blues Lead 2-0 After Second Period

The St. Louis Blues are attempting to stay out of an 0-2 hole in their Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the San Jose Sharks. A 2-0 lead after two periods of Game 2 is a good start.

David Backes put home a goal on a brilliant assist by T.J. Oshie in the late stages of the period, and the Blues dominated throughout en route to what looks like a fairly safe 2-0 lead. St. Louis had 17 shots to San Jose's eight in the second, and Brian Elliott, brought in in relief of Jaroslav Halak little more than a minute into the period, faced only six of those Sharks shots.

Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi, on the other hand, has faced 26 shots in Game 2.

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.

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