Originally written April 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored 45 seconds apart midway through the third period as St. Louis rallied to a 3-1 victory over San Jose to win the Western Conference quarterfinal series in five games.Andy McDonald added an empty-net goal, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo notched two assists and Brian Elliott made 26 saves for the Blues, who recorded their first playoff series victory since topping Chicago in the 2002 conference quarterfinals.T.J. Oshie nearly tied the contest at 1-1 midway through the third, but his shot rang off the crossbar. It wasn't long after that St. Louis struck twice to move ahead.Former Shark Scott Nichol took an innocent wrist shot from above the right faceoff circle that handcuffed Antti Niemi. As the puck bounced in front of the crease, Langenbrunner got position on defenseman Justin Braun and punched it in at 11:16 to forge a tie.Just as the raucous crowd at Scottrade Center was beginning to settle down, Perron gave the Blues their first lead of...
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