Vladimir Sobotka's transition from a left wing in Europe to a part-time center for the St. Louis Blues hasn't always gone smoothly. It is starting to pay dividends now. Sobotka continued his recent scoring surge and recorded his first career hat trick as St. Louis rallied from two goals down in the third period and beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Saturday. Patrik Berglund won it with an overtime goal. Sobotka has scored at least one goal in three straight games after netting only two in the Blues' first 21 games. "He's a gifted offensive player that found a new role when he came to North America," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "It's a typical example of a player that gets pigeon-holed into a role. He knows what he's doing. He knows where the screen is. He's a smart player."
Sobotka's hat trick, Berglund's OT goal carry Blues over Sharks
Published On: Mar 09 2013 08:08:27 PM CST Updated On: Mar 09 2013 08:08:27 PM CST
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