NHL Three Stars: Jones shuts out Blues (again), Hertl scores twice

No. 1 Star: Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks

Granted he only faced 16 shots on goal, but what’s more impressive is the streak he has going. The last goal he allowed was in Game 1 at the 15:04 mark of the first period. His shutout streak has reached is at 150:45. For the second straight game, he’s shut out the Blues. Not bad for a guy who has never played in a Conference Final before.

No. 2 Star: Tomas Hertl, San Jose Sharks

The youngster scored 2 goals on a team leading 7 shot attempts in 17:46 TOI. He was also credited with 4 hits in the Sharks 3-0 win.

No. 3 Star: Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

The Sharks captain, along with Joe Thornton, assisted on both Hertl goals. Pavelski was 5 of 8 on the faceoff dot. He led all forwards in icetime with 19:31.

Honorable Mention: Sharks out-hit the Blues 41 to 21; Roman Polak and Dainius Zubrus tied to for the team high with 6 each. St. Louis generated 60 shot attempts in the game (22 SOG, 26 A/B, 12 missed). St. Louis did not allow a goal playing nearly an entire five minutes with their goalie pulled.

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Dishonorable Mention: Scottie Upshall, Steve Ott, and Joel Edmundson were scratched from the Blues lineup for Game 3. Upshall’s scratch is believed to be related to an injury that the team will update on Friday. Brian Elliott was pulled in the third period after allowed 3 goals on 14 shots.