Sharks’ Burns Scores 2 Power-play Goals, Jones Gets Shutout
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brent Burns scored San Jose's first two power-play goals of the Western Conference finals and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the postseason as the Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 Tuesday night to even the series at a game apiece.
Tommy Wingels and Dainius Zubrus also scored and Logan Couture had two assists to help the Sharks bounce back from a tight loss in the opener.
Game 3 is Thursday night in San Jose.
Brian Elliott made 20 saves for St. Louis, which is 4-5 at home and 5-2 on the road in the postseason. Elliott wasn't as sharp as he's been throughout the Blues' run to their first conference final since 2001.
Burns' fifth and sixth goals of the postseason both came on one-timers with Troy Brouwer in the penalty box, and were his only shots of the game.
A change of venue for the Pens and Lightning
TAMPA BAY (AP) — After splitting the first two games of their series in Pittsburgh, the Penguins and Lightning are facing off tonight in Tampa. The Pens tied the series on Monday with a 3-2 overtime win fueled by the game-winning goal by Sidney Crosby.
Despite losing home ice advantage with that Game 1 defeat, the Pens have held the Lightning to just 41 shots in the first two games.
The series remains in Tampa for Game 4 Friday night before a return to the Steel City.