The St. Louis Blues opted for skill over size and grit in Game 3. Out of the lineup were forwards Steve Ott and Scottie Upshall and defenseman Joel Edmundson; replaced by Dmitrij Jaskin, Magnus Paajarvi, and Robert Bortuzzo.
It appeared to be the spark the Blues needed. They controlled a majority of the play in the first half of the first period. San Jose was credited with 11 giveaways in the first period to St. Louis's 3.
Yet the Sharks flipped the switched and turned on the heavy forecheck to get back in control of the game.
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