Rookie Goalie Shines For Sharks

Archived from 2000-01 season.

2001 Playoffs

St. Louis vs. San Jose

Rookie goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, who was making his debut playoff start, stopped 39 shots as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 to tie the first round series 2-2.

Kiprusoff was a last-minute replacement for Evgeni Nabokov, who came down with the flu one night after shaky performance in Sharks 6-3 loss in Game 3.

Sharks got goals from Vincent Damphousse, Scott Thornton and Owen Nolan in the first 13 minutes of the second period.

Game 5 is in St. Louis on Thursday.

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