Tomas Hertl put the needle in a shootout to secure a 2-1 win for the San Jose Sharks over the Blues on Wednesday in St. Louis.
The Sharks thought they had scored with 11 seconds left in overtime, but the referees refused a goal for an obstruction. After a hazardous outing, Jordan Binnington indeed tried to return to his semi-circle, but Ryan Donato was already there, preventing the keeper from regaining his position.
The formation of California, however, lacked opportunism in this meeting, being unable to score on seven occasions on the power play. She had scored five goals in 11 opportunities so far this season before this meeting.
The Blues for their part were shut out in five streaks with one more man and they are still looking for a first goal this year in such circumstances.
Brayden Schenn, for the Blues, then Marcus Sorensen, in the other camp, hit the target in the second period. Binnington made 34 saves. Martin Jones has been put to the test 24 times.
The two teams thus separate the honors of a sequence of two duels. The Blues had won 5-4 on Monday.
The Sharks will now travel to Minnesota to face the Wild twice starting Friday. The Blues will host the Los Angeles Kings for a two-game series starting on Saturday.