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Sharks still can’t solve St. Louis

By From page B2 | March 13, 2013

San Jose's Ryane Clowe, left, competes for the puck with St. Louis' Alex Pietrangelo in the Sharks' 4-2 loss to the Blues on Tuesday. AP photo

ST. LOUIS — Rookie Jake Allen made 39 saves, Chris Stewart led a balanced attack with two goals, and the St. Louis Blues beat San Jose, 4-2 on Tuesday for their second win over the Sharks in three nights.

Brent Burns scored his first in his season debut at forward and Dan Boyle had a late power-play goal for the Sharks, who have lost four in a row and have dropped 10 of 12 to the Blues, including the first round of the playoffs last season.

The Blues overcame a two-goal deficit in a 4-3 overtime victory Saturday night in San Jose and clinched this one on Stewart’s empty-netter with 1:16 to go, four seconds after goalie Antti Niemi was pulled.

Allen has won six of his first seven career NHL starts, also besting the Sharks in San Jose.

San Jose, which entered next-to-last in the NHL with 56 goals, has just two regulation victories in 20 games.

Stewart beat Niemi on a break-in for the lone goal of the first period, giving him three goals and five assists in five games.

Boyle scored with a one-timer only four seconds into a two-man advantage with 6:28 to go after Barret Jackman (boarding) joined Scott Nichol (holding) in the penalty box.

The Associated Press

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