Playoff Game Thread: Sharks trail Blues 2-0 Heading Into The Third Period

After their best period of the series the Sharks came out in the second and have trouble generating much of anything offensively.

Vladimir Sobotka and David Backes have both of the Blues goals, with assists coming from Marc-Edouard Vlasic off an unfortunate bounce and TJ Oshie off a tremendous individual effort respectively.

Zone penetration is going to be essential this period for San Jose, who did an excellent job of it in the first but a very poor job of it in the second. The Blues are going to be sitting back on that lead like they are wont to do, making getting clean breaks into the zone especially difficult.

Win tonight after a second period like that and all the momentum in the world is in your hands. Lose tonight and we've got the dogfight we expected out of this Blues team.

Twenty minutes to get two.