Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 11/5/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Jaden Schwartz, drafted 14th overall by the St. Louis Blues, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Blues came away with a huge victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday evening in part because of the play made by forward Vladimir Sobotka in the third period. Sobotka had chased down a puck in the corner and fired it towards the net, off the backside of center Patrik Berglund, and in to the net to give the Blues what was then a 3-2 lead. Sobotka did not get credit for the goal, but he did come through in a big way after Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock promoted Sobotka to the third line after the first intermission. Sobotka played well, showed some grit, and elevated the play of his linemates Berglund and Chris Stewart throughout the second and third periods. Sobotka replaced rookie Jaden Schwartz on the third line after the combination of Schwartz, Berglund, and Stewart had an awful first period. Schwartz looked a bit slow on his feet during the first 20 minutes, but hardly played a game worth demotion to the fourth line and it was not the first time this season t...
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