Saturday's game between the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues is two-thirds of the way through regulation. Entering the second intermission, the Sharks trail 2-0 and the Blues look to be on the verge of evening the series at one game apiece.
Through much of the second period, it appeared as though the news would center around the brutal playexhibited by both teams. St. Louis starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak was knocked out of the game after a collision with his teammate, Barret Jackman, which you can see below.
There were other injury delays following harsh hits and a large fight, but the Blues finally found the net again at 13:49, as David Backes put one past Antti Niemi to extend the St. Louis lead to 2-0.
St. Louis is going on the attack more often than is San Jose. Through the first two periods, the Blues have taken 26 shots on goal, compared to just 20 from San Jose. The Sharks will need to straighten things out in a hurry in the third period.
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