Final SO

Series (Game 2 of 4)

San Jose leads 3-1

Game 1: Saturday, October 8th
Game 2: Friday, December 23rd
Game 3: Thursday, March 16th
Game 4: Tuesday, March 21st

Blues 2

(8-20-4, 20 pts)

Sharks 1

(15-14-5, 35 pts)

10:30 PM ET, December 23, 2005

SAP Center, San Jose, California

1 2 3 SO T
STL 0 0 1 12
SJ 0 0 1 01

J. Bacashihua (Blues - G): Saves: 21, Save Pct.: .955

P. Cajanek (Blues - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

E. Nabokov (Sharks - G): Saves: 27, Save Pct.: .964

St Louis (7-20-4) at San Jose (15-14-4) 10:30 pm EST

St Louis (7-20-4) at San Jose (15-14-4) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks look to get rolling again offensively when they host the lowly St. Louis Blues on Friday.

The Sharks have gone 7-2-0 since acquiring Thornton from the Boston Bruins on November 30 and have averaged 4.2 goals per game with the three-time All-Star center in the lineup.

However, San Jose never got going offensively in its 2-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.

Patrick Marleau tallied 90 second into the contest, but the Sharks failed to score after that. Thornton did not register a point, snapping his 14-game points streak and an eight-game streak with San Jose.

St. Louis has dropped three straight to San Jose and nine of 12 overall.

On Friday, the Blues hope to bounce back from a 6-3 drubbing at the hands of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Dean McAmmond registered a goal and an assist for St. Louis, which allowed Anaheim to tally four times in the first period.