Blues beat Sharks 6-3 to even series at 2 wins apiece

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Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak scored two goals each, while 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 in San Jose, to even the Western Conference final at two wins 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.  The Blues two goals from 4th line center Kyle Brodziak to up their lead to 4-0 after two periods. One of Brodziak's goals came with the Blues shorthanded. Brouwer deflected in his second goal of the game to make in 5-0 in the third period, while Alex Pietrangelo added an empty-netter to seal the victory.

Game 5 will be on Monday night at Scottrade Center, with both teams looking to go up 3-2 in the best of seven series.

Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate is with the Blues as has the Game 4 recap.