Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) celebrates a goal with the bench in the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Oskar Sundqvist (70) celebrate a goal against the San Jose Sharks with their bench in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) battles for the puck against St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
San Jose Sharks' Kevin Labanc (62) battles against the boards with St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko (55) in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) celebrates a goal against the San Jose Sharks by Oskar Sundqvist (not shown) in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko (55) battles for the puck against San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane (9) in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
San Jose Sharks' Brent Burns (88) interferes on a breakaway of St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) in the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot and Jaden Schwartz added the first of his three goals during a dominant second period that carried St. Louis to the brink of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, sending the Blues to a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.

St. Louis used a relentless forecheck to take control of the game and series in the second period, getting the two goals and outshooting the beleaguered Sharks 20-6 during the frame. It also got 21 saves from Jordan Binnington in his first playoff shutout and a first-period goal from Oskar Sundqvist to overwhelm the Sharks.

Schwartz added two goals in the third for his second hat trick this postseason, becoming the first player with two in one playoff run since Johan Franzen for Detroit in 2008.

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