4yThe drama from this mornings skate came entirely from the St. Louis side, where Blues coach Ken Hitchcock turned over his roster, for three separate reasons, one more fascinating than the other two.
4ySan Jose got huge contributions from goaltender Antti Niemi and their third and fourth lines. With one win already in St. Louis, the teams feels the pressure is on the Blues.
4yAntti Niemi may only have three career seasons as a starter, but he's proving his mettle in the playoffs, where he holds an 8-2 record in overtime.More: Sharks take Game 1 Niemi save Sharks Antti Niemi profile
4yTommy Wingels is just fine being the guy no ones heard of. In fact, it could help his cause as he progresses through his first NHL postseason.More: Desjardins ties it at 2-2 Desjardins postgame
4yFollowing his game-winner in OT vs. the Blues, Martin Havlat explained the goal. Todd McLellan then explained what makes Havlat a scorer. Ratto: Havlat remains a playoff rainmaker Havlat's OT goal
4yAntti Niemi, who ended with 40 saves on 42 shots, improved to 8-2 all-time in the playoffs in overtime.
4yLogan Couture's collision with Vladimir Sobotka helped set up Ryane Clowe's feed to Mary Havlat for the game winner. Was it an illegal pick?
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