Sharks Vs. Blues, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 4: St. Louis Up 1-0 After First Period

The St. Louis Blues have a chance to go up 3-1 on the San Jose Sharks before returning to their home ice in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. With a 1-0 lead after the first period of Game 4, they're on their way.

B.J. Crombeen netted the goal for the Blues, taking a pass from Patrik Berglund and slipping a shot between Sharks goalie Antti Niemi's legs.

The Blues barely outshot the Sharks, 8-7, and it was St. Louis that had to stave off a power play in the first period. But San Jose's five giveaways dwarfed the Blues' one.

Berglund being involved in St. Louis' offense is a good sign and a theme of this series; he has five points through 12 periods of play.

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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