Blues back level in Western Conference final

The St Louis Blues drew the Western Conference final level at 2-2 in California following a 6-3 win against the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks beat the Blues 3-0 on Thursday to take a conference final series lead for the first time in franchise history, but it proved short-lived as the Blues stormed into a 4-0 lead when Troy Brouwer and Jori Lehtera scored in the opening period and Kyle Brodziak added two in the second.

Joe Pavelski pulled a goal back early in the third before Brouwer got his second of the night, and the Sharks got goals from Chris Tierney and Melker Karlsson either side of Alex Pietrangelo’s strike for St Louis.

Jake Allen made 31 saves for the Blues in his first start of the post-season.

San Jose had won the previous two games in the series and will look to rebound in St Louis on Monday night.