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Jaroslav Halak ruled out of Game 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Star goalie Jaroslav Halak will miss
Game 3 of the St. Louis Blues first-round series against the San
Jose Sharks because of a lower-body injury.

Coach Ken Hitchcock ruled Halak out of Monday night's game in
San Jose because of the hard hit he took from teammate Barret
Jackman in the second period Saturday night in a St. Louis' 3-0 win
that tied the series at a game apiece.

Brian Elliott stopped all 17 shots he faced to complete the
shutout and will start Game 3.

Elliott led the league with a 1.56
goals-against average in the regular season as the Blues regularly
used two goaltenders.