San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Andy McDonald posted a goal and two assists as St. Louis grabbed the lead in this Western Conference quarterfinal series with a 4-3 win over San Jose in Game 3.

Brian Elliott, who combined with Jaroslav Halak in a shutout in Game 2, got the start on Monday as Halak was ruled out due to a lower-body injury he suffered from a collision with teammate Barret Jackman in Game 2. Elliott made 26 stops on Monday for the win.

Alexander Steen, Patrik Berglund and Jason Arnott each posted a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have won the past two games in the series to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven affair.

Colin White and Logan Couture scored late to get the game within one, but it was not enough as the Sharks will look to even things up on Thursday in Game 4 in San Jose. Antti Niemi gave up all four goals on 27 shots in the loss.


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