Corey Perry during the third period (Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE)

St. Louis Blues Stay First Overall, Beat Ducks 3-1

The Anaheim Ducks started their game off well, keeping pace with the St. Louis Blues for the first two periods. This win kept the Blues 1st in the entire league.

The Ducks powerplay was awful, going 0/3 on the night and they were once again out hustled in the third period and allowed the Blues to score twice. The Blues have a top 10 penalty kill, which did not help matters.

Jonas Hiller stopped 24-of-27 St. Louis shots in his 27th straight start, in which he has managed to be extremely consistent in all of those games.

Corey Perry put the Ducks on board first, scoring 4 minutes into the second period. Ryan was called for hi-sticking which allowed David Backes to tie the game up late in the period.

The Blues got a goal from Patrik Berglund early in the third. The Blues followed up with another powerplay goal, when Backes scored his second goal of the night. It was all Blues after that, dominating the Ducks and grinding out the win.

Game Stats:

  • The Blues are 35-0 when scoring at least three goals
  • Nick Bonino was injured in the second period and did not return
  • Bruce Boudreau is 22-16-6 since taking over as head coach
  • The Ducks were outshot by the Blues 27-25
  • Hiller started in his 27th straight game’

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks Bobby Ryan Corey Perry David Backes Nick Bonino Patrik Berglund St. Louis Blues

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