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St. Louis Blues were 6-7 when coach Ken Hitchcock came aboard. Theyve been among
the NHLs best ever since. Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored in a
45-second span in the third period, and the Blues woke up in time to put away
the San Jose Sharks 3-1 and wrap up their first-round series Saturday night. “It
was a frustrating two periods, obviously we wanted to come out and jump to the
lead. We had to push them out of the game,” Langenbrunner said. “We just stuck
with it.” Joe Thornton scored in the final minute of the second period for San
Jose, and the Sharks were seemingly in control before the flurry that ended
their season. “We competed hard, we just came up on the short end of the stick
this time,” Thornton said. “Hats off to the Blues, they played great, but its a
terrible feeling right now.” Brian Elliott made 26 saves, and Andy McDonald
ended all doubt with an empty-net goal in the final minute. St. Louis, the No. 2
seed in the Western Conference, won a playoff series for the first time in a
decade against a franchise that reached the conference finals the previous two
years. Before this series, St. Louis hadnt won a playoff game in eight years.
“The fans have been waiting a long time and have been very patient,” said
defenceman Barret Jackman, the lone holdover from the last playoff team in 2004.
“Its nice to give them a little taste of whats to come.” The Blues seemed a step
slow most of the way in front of a sellout crowd waving white rally towels
before tying it with their checking line, and getting the go-ahead goal from
their top line. They were the first team to come from behind after two periods
to win in the series. “We didnt want to go back there, obviously,” Perron said.
“Knowing we didnt want to go back there obviously made it that much bigger.” The
lightning strike rally began when Antti Niemi couldnt handle Scott Nichols
bouncing shot from just across the blue line and Langenbrunner tapped it home at
11:16, the first point of the series for both Nichol and Langenbrunner. Perron
deflected Alex Pietrangelos floater from the point on the next shot, and Elliott
made the lead stand with a handful of nice saves the rest of the way.
Pietrangelo aimed for the stick, not the net, on the go-ahead goal. “Hes really
smart out there,” Perron said. “When you look at the replay up top, you see I
think his show was probably 6-7 feet wide, so you could tell he was aiming for
someone to get a stick on it. And I did.” The Blues had to kill off a
delay-of-game penalty on McDonald in the closing minutes, and Elliott handled
what could have been a tense situation calmly. “I mean, you see a difference
maker, and were going to concede him that,” Sharks forward Joe Pavelski said.
“Hes a great goalie.” The Sharks knew they also came up short. Marleau and
Pavelski, both 30-goal scorers, had no points in the series. They were 2 for 17
on the power play in the series, including 0-for-2 in Game 5, against the Blues
sticky defence. “They are stifling,” San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. “They
play such a good checking game, they give you absolutely nothing. When you have
only four forwards that hit the score sheet in a five-game series, odds are
youre not winning.” The Blues were the NHLs best home team with a
franchise-record 30 wins and just six regulation losses, and won two at home and
two on the road against the Sharks. Counting the regular season, they were 8-1
against San Jose. Hitchcock is giving players Sunday off and then its back to
work while they wait to learn their next opponent. The coach who replaced Davis
Payne in early November noted that there was no sense of satisfaction in the
locker room. “There was elation and then calmness,” Hitchcock said. “Theres a
real calmness about our group, they came down from the high real quick. Thats
good. I think were going to play well the next series.” The Blues are getting
healthier, too. Hitchcock expected Jaroslav Halak, the No. 1 goalie most of the
season but out with a lower body injury the last three games, would be back at
practice Monday. Thorntons second goal of the series gave the Sharks their
second lead of the series with 39 seconds to go in the second. The San Jose
captain converted a pass from Daniel Winnik and beat Elliott between the legs
from the left side of the net for his fifth point of the series, giving him a
hand in his teams last five goals. Both teams appeared to be on the defensive
much of the first two periods, with few big hits aside from an entertaining
fight between the Blues Chris Stewart and Tommy Wingels in the second. There was
no sustained pressure from either side and few hallmark saves before the Sharks
finally capitalized when Perron was unable to clear the puck. Notes: Thornton
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Wigan demolished Newcastle 4-0 on Saturday for another remarkable win in its
attempt to avoid relegation from the Premier League and severely dent its
opponents chances of qualifying for next seasons Champions League. With the
fight for the title not resuming until leader Manchester United makes the short
trip to second-place Manchester City on Monday, much of Saturdays action centred
on the teams fighting to stay in the lucrative Premier League. Newcastle had won
six straight matches to move into fourth place but Wigan, which looked certain
to be relegated just over a month ago, followed recent wins over Liverpool,
Manchester United and Arsenal with four first-half goals. Wigan is now three
points clear of the three-team relegation zone. Bolton remained in 18th place
despite rallying for a 2-2 draw at Sunderland, while Aston Villa is still in
danger after a 0-0 draw at mid-table West Bromwich Albion. At the other end of
the table, Robin van Persie scored his 28th league goal of the season to earn
third-place Arsenal a 1-1 draw at Stoke. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez scored from
near halfway to complete a hat trick and give Liverpool a 3-0 win at Norwich,
while Nikica Jelavic scored twice as Everton scored four for the third straight
league game to beat Fulham 4-0. Wigan was still last in the standings on March
17 after just one win in 14 Premier League matches but kept faith with its
passing, attacking game and is now one of the divisions in-form teams. “It was
huge win today and we have two more huge games against Blackburn and Wolves,”
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said. “This result is fantastic for the fans but
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headed Wigan into the lead in the 13th minute and made it 2-0 two minutes later
after Magpies defender Fabricio Coloccini failed to clear the ball and left his
opponent with a simple finish from a loose ball. Shaun Maloney rounded off a
team move with a finish from a tight angle on the left and Franco Di Santo
struck a fourth goal in first-half injury time with a curling shot from outside
the area. Wigan now has 37 points with two games remaining, three more than
Queens Park Rangers and Bolton immediately below it and the same as Aston Villa.
Villa needed a late save from goalkeeper Shay Given to earn a valuable point at
West Brom. Last-place Wolverhampton Wanderers, which has already been demoted,
fought back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 at Swansea. Kevin Davies earned Bolton a
point at Sunderland with his second goal of the game, while QPR plays Sunday at
Chelsea. Blackburn, the other side in the relegation zone, is at Tottenham in
Sundays other game. Southampton was promoted Saturday after a 4-0 win over
Coventry sealed its return to Englands topflight after a seven-year absence. The
Saints scored twice in each half to clinch a second straight promotion and
finish as runner-up to Reading in the second-tier League Championship. “Weve put
a lot of hard work in and a lot of hours and weve achieved something special
this season,” Southampton manager Nigel Adkins said. “Everyone works so hard at
this football club and its great to see the smiles and delight on the supporters
faces.” West Ham finished third despite a 2-1 win over Hull and will enter the
playoffs with Blackpool, Birmingham and Cardiff. ’ ’ ’ 

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