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Game 4 takeaways: Erik Karlsson’s health among a few concerns

SAN JOSE — Perhaps there was only one sight uglier than the Sharks’ start to Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

It was the one of defenseman Erik Karlsson on the Sharks bench late in the third period, lurched over in obvious discomfort.

Karlsson returned late the third period after the Sharks had pulled Martin Jones, attempting to tie the game with the extra attacker on the ice. But the Sharks couldn’t beat Blues goalie Jordan Binnington a second time and lost 2-1, setting up a pivotal Game 5 at home on Sunday with the series now tied 2-2.