Elliott leads way, Blues beat Sharks 2-1 in Game 1 of Western Conference Final

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Brian Elliott was solid in net, while David Backes and Jori Lehtera scored goals and the St. Louis Blues opened their first Western Conference final in 15 years with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night at Scottrade Center.

Tomas Hertl scored on a first-period deflection for the Sharks, who out shot the Blues 32-23 but couldn't quite solve Elliott. Game Two is Tuesday night at Scottrade Center.

Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate was in the locker room and has the Game 1 post game story.