Needing an inspired performance — and, of course, a win — to avoid facing elimination heading back home, the St. Louis Blues delivered.

They scored six times, shedding that previous scoring drought that had started threatening their season at this juncture in the playoffs, and defeated the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Saturday, tying the Western Conference Final at two games apiece as it shifts back to St. Louis.

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“This is a big step. This is catching our game again. We came here to win a hockey game. We did it. We got home ice back again. Now we got to bring our emotional level up,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told reporters.

“If we do it like that, continue down this path, I like our chances. I like our chances to win. That’s the path we’ve got to continue to play on for us to be successful.”