Found April 15, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Vladimir Sobotka, captain David Backes and Andy McDonald scored while Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott combined for the shutout as Central Division champion St. Louis evened its Western Conference quarterfinal series with San Jose at one game apiece with a 3-0 victory Saturday.T.J. Oshie recorded two assists for the Blues, who travel to San Jose for Game 3 on Monday.Halak stopped all 12 shots he faced before leaving the game with an undisclosed injury at 1:07 of the second period after being run into by teammate Barret Jackman. Elliott, who led the NHL in save percentage and goals-against average during the regular season, entered and made eight saves in the second and nine in the third.Halak (six) and Elliott (nine) combined for a league-leading 15 shutouts this season, tying the modern NHL record set in 1969-70 by Chicago, while capturing the Jennings Trophy.Tempers spilled over late in the chippy contest as several fights broke out after the final buzzer, ...
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