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Ken Hitchcock's changes pay off as St. Louis defeats San Jose, 6-3, to even series

Ken Hitchcock's changes pay off as St. Louis defeats San Jose, 6-3, to even series

Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice, Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of the postseason and the St. Louis Blues bounced back from consecutive shutout losses to beat the San Jose Sharks, 6-3, on Saturday to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

Coach Ken Hitchcock hoped the change in goalie would spark his dormant offense and the move paid off as the Blues controlled the play from the start of Game 4.

Brouwer and Jori Lehtera scored in the first period and the Blues rolled after getting dominated the previous two games when they were outscored, 7-0. Alex Pietrangelo added an empty-netter to seal it.

Now it will be up to San...

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