Through one period of play, the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues are tied at one goal apiece. Patrik Berglund lit the lamp first, scoring on a power play in which Antti Niemi essentially gave up the empty net and Douglas Murray failed to track the puck when he clearly had the best chance of clearing it. Below, we've got video of the goal that put the Blues in the driver's seat:
As you can see, Murray followed through with a needless check and it cost the Sharks. But shortly after, Roman Polak went to the box and the Sharks were on a power play. One minute into it, they were looking pretty lost and uncoordinated, but eventually, Joe Thornton flipped the puck to defenseman Brent Burns, who absolutely victimized Brian Elliott to even it up at 1-1.
Naturally, we've got some tasty video of that as well:
Absolutely filthy goal by Burns on that one. At any rate, the Sharks need to pick up the pace heading into the second period, and capitalize on their scoring chances. Of course, against this year's Blues team, that's much easier said than done.