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St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, and Alex

St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, and Alex Pietrangelo celebrate their 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5. (April 21, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Jamie Langenbrunner and David Perron scored in a 45-second span in the third period, and St. Louis Blues woke up in time to put away the San Jose Sharks 3-1 and wrap up the first-round series in five games.

The San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton (19) celebrates
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The San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton (19) celebrates a goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammates Colin White (5), Daniel Winnik (34) and Justin Braun (61) in the second period of Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Gary Reyes/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 21: Patrik Berglund
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 21: Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues clears the puck against the San Jose Sharks during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 21, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund (21), of Sweden,
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St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund (21), of Sweden, celebrates as a shot by teammate David Perron (not shown) scores past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, and Colin White (5) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round playoff series hockey game on Saturday, April 21, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-1 and won the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, and Alex
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St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, and Alex Pietrangelo celebrate their 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5. (April 21, 2012)

St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) celebrates with
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St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) celebrates with Chris Stewart (25) after scoring during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series against the San Jose Sharks, Saturday, April 21, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-1 and won the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) reacts
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The San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) reacts after losing 3-1 to the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Saturday, April 21, 2012. The Blues defeated the Sharks in the series, four games to one game. (Josie Lepe/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

The San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) stands
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The San Jose Sharks' Patrick Marleau (12) stands on the ice as the Sharks lost an NHL Western Conference playoff series to the St. Louis at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Saturday, April 21, 2012. The Blues defeated the Sharks, 3-1, in Game 5. (Josie Lepe/San Jose Mercury News/MCT)

San Jose Sharks players watch as the St.
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San Jose Sharks players watch as the St. Louis Blues celebrate at the end of Game 5 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 21, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-1 and won the series 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A puck shot by St. Louis Blues' David
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A puck shot by St. Louis Blues' David Backes, not shown, scores past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, and Justin Braun (61) during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Barret Jackman
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues defends against a shot on goal by Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Members of
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Members of the St. Louis Blues celebrate a goal against the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, is congratulated
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St. Louis Blues' David Backes, left, is congratulated by Carlo Colaiacovo, center, and David Perron, right, after scoring during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series against the San Jose Sharks Saturday, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Daniel Winnik
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Daniel Winnik #34 of the San Jose Sharks takes a shot on goal against the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Brian Elliott
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Barret Jackman
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues runs into goalie Jaroslav Halak #41 also of the St. Louis Blues as Martin Havlat #9 of the San Jose Sharks takes a shot on goal during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. Halak was injured and had to leave the game on the play. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, right, reaches for
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St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, right, reaches for a loose puck as San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, and Brent Burns, center, defend during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Jose Sharks' Martin Havlat, of the Czech
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San Jose Sharks' Martin Havlat, of the Czech Republic, cannot reach the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott, left, makes a stop during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) scores past
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St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) scores past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, Andrew Desjardins (69) and Justin Braun (61) during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: David Perron
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues' David Perron, right, celebrates as
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St. Louis Blues' David Perron, right, celebrates as he watches David Backes, left, score past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, and Justin Braun (61) during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 14, 2012, in St. Louis. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Patrik Berglund
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Dan Boyle
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks attempts to clear the puck against T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Alex Pietrangelo
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Douglas Murray of the San Jose Sharks defends
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Douglas Murray of the San Jose Sharks defends against T.J. Oshie (74) of the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center. (April 14, 2012)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Antti Niemi
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a save against Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues
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T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues looks to shoot the puck against Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks. (April 14, 2012)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Vladimir Sobotka
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Vladimir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues throws Dominic Moore #18 of the San Jose Sharks to the ice during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: David Backes
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues defends against Douglas Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Sharks 3-0. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

San Jose Sharks' Martin Havlat, right, of the
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San Jose Sharks' Martin Havlat, right, of the Czech Republic, is congratulated by teammates Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and Dan Boyle, center, after scoring the game-winning goal during the second overtime of Game 1. (April 12, 2012)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: David Perron
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues pushes Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks out of his way during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Dominic Moore
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Dominic Moore #18 of the San Jose Sharks defends against Jamie Langenbrunner #15 of the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves, top, collides with
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St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves, top, collides with San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Jose Sharks' Douglas Murray, left, of Sweden,
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San Jose Sharks' Douglas Murray, left, of Sweden, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues' Ryan Reaves, right, defends during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) watches as
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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) watches as a shot by teammate Martin Havlat (not shown) finds the back of the net past St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Blues' Andy McDonald, right, tries to
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St. Louis Blues' Andy McDonald, right, tries to control the puck at San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, of Finland, defends during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

San Jose Sharks' Douglas Murray, left, of Sweden,
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San Jose Sharks' Douglas Murray, left, of Sweden, and Patrick Marleau, right, reach for a loose puck alongside St. Louis Blues' Chris Stewart during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Andrew Desjardins
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Andrew Desjardins #69 of the San Jose Sharks fights Kent Huskins #6 of the St. Louis Blues for control of the puck during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Logan Couture
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks looks to shoot the puck against Jaroslav Halak #41 of the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, top, of
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St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, top, of Slovakia, is sprayed by San Jose Sharks' Torrey Mitchell (17) and T.J. Galiardi (37) while stopping a puck during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Patrick Marleau
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks looks to pass the puck against St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Jaroslav Halak
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against T.J. Galiardi #37 of the San Jose Sharks during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Joe Pavelski
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks passes the puck to Patrick Marleau #12 also of the San Jose Sharks against Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Members of
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Members of the San Jose Sharks celebrate their goal against the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Patrik Berglund
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Jaroslav Halak
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against T.J. Galiardi #37 of the San Jose Sharks during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

San Jose Sharks' Dominic Moore (18) and Torrey
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San Jose Sharks' Dominic Moore (18) and Torrey Mitchell (17) reach for a loose puck as Mitchell falls over St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman (5) during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman, right, holds San
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St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman, right, holds San Jose Sharks' Torrey Mitchell in the net during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 12, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Antti Niemi
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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 12: Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks makes a save against the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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