Roman Josi

Blues hope goalie change can slow down Sharks top line

Now it will be up to Jake Allen to try to slow down Joe Thornton and San Jose's top line.

After Thornton and his linemates managed to dominate play against St. Louis the past two games in a way that Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Jamie Benn couldn't in the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs, the Blues decided to change goalies for Game 4 of the Western Conference final against the Sharks.

"It feels like we need to get us a little bit of momentum changed our way because we're not rewarded for the work and they are, which is the difference," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "The small difference in the series has been that. We dinged them in Game 1, they've...