Blues goalie Brian Elliott made 31 saves leading St. Louis to a 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the Western Conference Final at Scottrade Center Sunday night. 


Jori Lehtera broke a 1-1 tie with the game-winning goal midway through the second period.  The unassisted goal came at 9:15 of the second period.  David Backes scored a power play goal in the first period for the Blues. 


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The Sharks outshot the Blues, 32-23.  Martin Jones made 21 saves for San Jose in a losing cause.


*Game Two of the series will be Tuesday night (7 pm) in St. Louis.  Game Three will be Thursday night in San Jose.