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Moore quiet, McLellan weighing changes

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks center Dominic Moore, broken nose and all, refused to engage Sunday when asked for his reaction to the late-game incident with St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Sobotka the previous night.

"I really don’t have any need to comment on it, to be honest,’’ Moore said after a brief practice.

Coach Todd McLellan, livid after Saturday night’s game, was more composed Sunday.

"I expressed myself last night with regard to what I felt was a sucker-punch,” he said. "I did that once and we’re going to leave it alone now and we’re going to move on.’’

McLellan said Moore would be fine for Game 3 but the Sharks coach did hint at possible lineup changes for Monday night’s game.

"Potentially, yes,” McLellan said. "We have to look at some of the players we haven’t used yet and decide if we think they can make a significant difference. We have some size there. Once you give up a little bit of speed for size, the tempo in the game chances. So we’ve got to decide what we want to do.’’

Just guessing, but rugged winger Brad Winchester or checking center Michal Handzus could be potential options for McLellan. Neither has played yet in this series.

Adding size would be with the goal of wanting to earn more ice against the gritty and physical Blues.

"Every inch is important,’’ McLellan said. "You’ve got to scratch and claw to score goals and earn ice. It’s amazing what six inches of ice can do for you. When you lose it, you’re chasing the game. When you win those six or 12 inches of ice, you’re in the lead. That’s the kind of series it is and will be.’’