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SportsTimo Meier scores 2 to lead Sharks past Blues 6-3 in Game 1

07:35  12 may  2019
07:35  12 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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San Jose Sharks ' Timo Meier celebrates a goal against the St. Louis Blues in the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Meier showed in Game 1 of the Western Conference final that he can be a force in his own right, scoring twice and setting up

Timo Meier scored twice goals and set up one of Logan Couture's two goals with a hard hit, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 6 - 3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Meier showed in Game 1 of the Western Conference final that he can be a force in his own right, scoring twice and setting up one of

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Timo Meier scored twice and set up one of Logan Couture's two goals with a hard hit, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference final Saturday night.

Meier's hit on Alex Pietrangelo led to Couture's goal that opened the scoring in the first period and he then scored twice in the second to give the Sharks a comfortable lead and their third straight Game 1 win this post-season.

Couture added an empty-net goal to give him an NHL-leading 11 in the post-season. Joe Pavelski and Kevin Labanc also scored for San Jose and Martin Jones made 28 saves.

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(AP) — Timo Meier scored twice and set up one of Logan Couture's two goals with a hard hit, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 6 - 3 victory over San Jose Sharks ' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), Timo Meier (28) and Brent Burns (88) celebrate a goal by Meier against the St. Louis Blues in the second period

+ On a San Jose Sharks team filled with established stars, 22-year-old Timo Meier can get overlooked at times even though he scored 30 goals in the regular season. Meier showed in Game 1 of the Western Conference final that he can be a force in his own right

Game 2 is Monday night at the Shark Tank.

Joel Edmundson, Ryan O'Reilly and Tyler Bozak scored for the Blues but the team gave little help to rookie goalie Jordan Binnington to get off to a rough start in the conference final. Binnington made 19 saves but was left exposed by his defence on numerous occasions.

This series is a matchup between two franchises seeking their first championships after years of playoff disappointments. They endured tough roads to get here with the Sharks needing to win a pair of seven-game series and the Blues needing a double-overtime win in Game 7 against Dallas to make it to their fourth conference final in the past 49 years.

The teams traded goals midway through the second period with Labanc converting after a turnover by Edmundson and O'Reilly answering 1:17 later with a nifty move to get around Jones and tuck a rebound into the open net.

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Logan Couture and Timo Meier each provided two goals and an assist to propel the Sharks to a 6 - 3 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — On a San Jose Sharks team filled with established stars, 22-year-old Timo Meier can get overlooked at times even though he scored 30 goals in the regular season. Meier showed in Game 1 of the Western Conference final that he can be a force in his own right

Meier then took over with his two goals in the second half of the period that gave the Sharks breathing room. His first came after Couture poke-checked Colton Parayko coming out of the zone. Meier got the puck, deked past Jay Bouwmeester and then used his quick hands to get a backhand past Binnington.

Meier then got his first two-goal game in the post-season late in the period when his centring pass from behind the goal line deflected off Vince Dunn's skate and into the net to make it 5-2.

Bozak scored with 6:59 left in the third for the Blues but they couldn't get any closer despite pulling Binnington with more than four minutes remaining. Couture then sealed it with an empty-netter.

Both teams expected a physical series between two teams with big players who like to get on the forecheck. That's just the way it started with the Blues delivering several hard hits in the opening period in sharp contrast to the type of series San Jose played last round against the speedy Colorado.

Blues defence fuels offence in 4-2 Game 2 win over Sharks

Blues defence fuels offence in 4-2 Game 2 win over Sharks SAN JOSE, Calif. — After the San Jose Sharks relied on a usual suspect to tie the game, the St. Louis Blues took back momentum with a tiebreaking goal from a most unlikely source. Defenceman Robert Bortuzzo scored his first career post-season goal late in the second period that helped the Blues overcome another big game from San Jose's Logan Couture with a 4-2 victory over the Sharks on Monday night that tied the Western Conference final at one game apiece. "It's not really my game but it's something that goes in the back of your mind," said Bortuzzo, who had scored only 14 goals in 365 regular season and playoff games before breaking through against the Sharks.

Timo Meier scored twice goals and set up one of Logan Couture's two goals with a hard hit, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 6 - 3 victory over the St San Jose Sharks ' Timo Meier celebrates a goal against the St. Louis Blues in the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) On a San Jose Sharks team filled with established stars, 22-year-old Timo Meier can get overlooked at times even though he scored 30 goals in the regular season.

But the Sharks turned one hit of their own into an early goal as Meier separated Pietrangelo from the puck in the neutral zone to send Gustav Nyquist in on a two-on-one. Nyquist slid the puck to Couture, who one-timed it into the open net.

The Blues answered after Couture was sent hard into the boards by Jaden Schwartz with no call at one end. That led to a rush and Edmundson deflected Schwartz's shot from the circle past Jones.

Then St Louis committed two penalties in a span of 57 seconds after going more than 136 minutes without one in the playoffs. That gave San Jose a two-man advantage that Pavelski converted into a goal when he batted his own rebound out of midair into the net.

NOTES: Couture also had 10 goals in the playoffs in 2016, joining Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Nikita Kucherov and Jake Guentzel as the only active players with at least two seasons of 10 or more post-season goals. ... Blues D Carl Gunnarsson (lower-body injury) was scratched and Robert Bortuzzo played in his place.

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Josh Dubow, The Associated Press

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