Final

San Jose won 4-1 (Game 2 of 5)

San Jose won 4-1

Game 1: Thursday, April 8th
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OT
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Game 2: Saturday, April 10th
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Sharks3
Game 3: Monday, April 12th
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Game 4: Tuesday, April 13th
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Game 5: Thursday, April 15th
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Sharks 3

 

3:00 PM ET, April 10, 2004

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 T
STL 0 0 11
SJ 1 1 13

P. Marleau (Sharks - C): Goals: 3, Assists: 0

E. Nabokov (Sharks - G): Saves: 25, Save Pct.: .962

K. McLaren (Sharks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

St Louis at San Jose 3:00 pm EDT

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Coming off a dramatic win, the San Jose Sharks look to grab a two games-to-none lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals Saturday afternoon as they face the St. Louis Blues.

San Jose is facing the Blues for the third time in five seasons and opened the series with Thursday's 1-0 overtime win.

Niko Dimitrakos scored 9:16 into overtime and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 26 shots for his second career playoff shutout.

Nabokov's other playoff shutout also came against St. Louis.

St. Louis' Chris Osgood stopped 28 shots Thursday.

St. Louis' 191 goals in the regular season were the fewest among playoff teams and in the series opener, the Blues went 0-for-5 on the power play.

WHO'S HOT:

St. Louis - Brian Savage, two goals in last four games.

San Jose - Vincent Damphousse, four goals in last eight games.

WHO'S NOT:

St. Louis - Doug Weight, one goal after February 20.

San Jose - Patrick Marleau, one goal in last 18 games.

STREAKS: San Jose has won three in a row vs. St. Louis.

HISTORY: San Jose has not won the opening two games of a series since the 1995 Western Conference quarterfinals vs. Calgary; St. Louis never has won a series when losing the first two games.

LEADERS:

St. Louis - Weight, four shots.

San Jose - Dimitrakos, one goal; Vincent Damphousse, Scott Hannan one assist.

INJURIES:

St. Louis - D Al MacInnis (torn left retina); D Barret Jackman (dislocated left shoulder); D Alexander Khavanov (fractured foot).

San Jose - LW Marco Sturm (broken leg and dislocated ankle); Scott Parker (hand).hand

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