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Boyle knocked unconcious in win
Max Lappiere drives defenseman face first into boards
10/15/13 - By Mike Lee -

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle was carted off on a stretcher after a scary incident in St Louis on Tuesday night. The veteran blueliner was checked in the numbers by Blues malcontent Max Lappiere, hitting his head on the boards just below the glass. Boyle was out before he even hit the ice, lying motionless on the ice for several minutes. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was moving, but was being held for observations.

* The Sharks exacted the best revenge, unloading on the Blues in a 6-2 drubbing.

* Six different Sharks scored goals, including Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels, Scott Hannan, Joe Thornton, and Patrick Marleau.

* Both teams racked up 67 penalty minutes in the moments after Boyle was injured. Matt Pelech and Andrew Desjardins immediately went after Lapierre who was tossed from the game with a major penalty for checking from behind. In all, 89 penalty minutes were distributed during the game.

* The Sharks chased starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak after peppering him with 4 goals on 26 shots. Halak's replacement Brian Elliott fared no better, surrendering two more goals on 13 shots.

* San Jose exploited the Blues penalty killing by scoring three goals on seven power play chances.

* Tomas Hertl was held without a goal, but he did record an assist on Joe Thornton's 3rd period goal, giving him 9 points on the season.

* With all the scoring put on the board by San Jose, defenseman Jason Demers still managed a -1 plus-minus rating on the night. Alex Steen and David Backes each suffered through -3 nights for the Blues.

* In addition to losing Boyle, the Sharks were without Pelech who was tossed with a game misconduct for his pursuit of Lappiere.


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1 2 3 T
SJ 2 2 2 6
STL 0 0 2 2
1st period - 1, SJ, Couture 3 (Marleau, Thornton), 9:37, (pp). 2, SJ, Pavelski 1 (Demers, Marleau), 10:25, (pp).
2nd period - 3, SJ, Wingels 2 (Sheppard, Desjardins), 8:34. 4, SJ, Hannan 1 (Thornton, Burns), 17:13.
3rd period - 5, SJ, Thornton 1 (Hertl), 5:06. 6, STL, Tarasenko 4 (Schwartz, Berglund), 7:23. 7, STL, Polak 1 (Roy, Sobotka), 12:28. 8, SJ, Marleau 5 (Couture, Thornton), 17:06, (pp).
1st period - Desjardins, SJ (instigator), 5:22; Desjardins, SJ (fighting major), 5:22; Desjardins, SJ (10 min misconduct), 5:22; Pelech, SJ (fighting major), 5:22; Pelech, SJ (game misconduct), 5:22; Lapierre, STL (checking from behind - major), 5:22; Lapierre, STL (fighting major), 5:22; Lapierre, STL (game misconduct), 5:22; Reaves, STL (fighting major), 5:22; Reaves, STL (game misconduct), 5:22; Vlasic, SJ (hooking), 6:34; Bouwmeester, STL (high sticking), 9:55; Burns, SJ (boarding), 16:07; Demers, SJ (unsportsmanlinke conduct), 17:43; Backes, STL (cross checking), 17:43; Backes, STL (roughing), 17:43.
2nd period - Backes, STL (roughing), 6:17; Demers, SJ (holding), 11:37; Burns, SJ (hooking), 19:18.
3rd period - Shattenkirk, STL (holding), 7:50; Stewart, STL (slashing), 16:30.
Shots Saves
SJ - Niemi 27 25
Halak - STL 26 22
Elliott - STL 13 11
Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
SJ 14 12 13 39
STL 6 10 11 27
Power Play Conversion
SJ 3 of 7
STL 0 of 4
3 Stars of the Game
Joe Thornton
Patrick Marleau
Tommy Wingels
Referees: Furlatt, Skilliter. Linesmen: Cormier, Murray.
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