Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored goals 45 seconds apart in the third period, Andy McDonald added an empty-netter with 38.2 seconds left, and the Blues eliminated the Sharks with a 3-1 win Saturday night at Scottrade Center, winning the best-of-seven series 4-1.
Langenbrunner’s 34th career playoff goal tied the game 1-1 at 11:16 of the third period when he knocked Scott Nichol’s shot, that wasn’t handled by Sharks goalie Antti Niemi. 45 seconds later, Perron tied the game when he was able to deflect Alex Pietrangelo’s shot from the point. Niemi stopped 24 shots. Brian Elliott came up with his third win of the series, stopping 26 shots.
McDonald backhanded an empty-netter after the Sharks pulled Niemi late as the Blues sealed their first playoff series victory in 10 years.
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