Feb 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino (13) scores the game-winning shootout goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott (1) at the Scottrade Center. The Ducks won 6-5 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Split Back-to-Back Games Over The Weekend


Feb 8, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) checks Dallas Stars right wing Michael Ryder (73) in the crease during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Ducks 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas - The Anaheim Ducks looked to continue there hot streak when they faced the Dallas Stars. The Stars took advantage of two power play opportunities in the first period on goals by Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn. Nick Bonino netted his fourth of the year in second for the Ducks lone tally. The Stars Loui Eriksson put the game out of reach for the Ducks in the third.

Game Statistics:

SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 7 13 1 21
team.teamCommonName 16 5 7 28

SCORING BY PERIOD:

SCORING 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 0 1 0 1
team.teamCommonName 2 0 1 3

Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-1 2-3
2nd 0-2 0-0
3rd 0-0 0-2
Total 0-3 2-5

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName D Trevor Daley Goals: 1, Assists: 0
team.teamCommonName G Kari Lehtonen Saves: 20, Save Pct.: .952
team.teamCommonName LW Jamie Benn Goals: 1, Assists: 0

St. Louis - The Ducks faced the  St. Louis Blues and looking to rebound. The first period of play did not look promising. The Ducks penalty kill was still lacking as they gave up a power play goal by Alexander Steen at the 6:21 mark. Bobby Ryan netted the equalizer on his third goal of the season five minutes later. David Backes and David Perron gave and built up the Blues’ lead to end the first frame.

The next period Anaheim rallied as Teemu Selanne, Andrew Cogliano, and Ryan all scored within two minutes. Viktor Fasth recovered from a mediocre opening frame to stop all six shots the Blues sent his way.

The final regulation frame saw the Blues tie it up at the 3:21 mark on T.J. Oshie‘s fourth of the season. Saku Koivu put the Ducks ahead briefly until St. Louis’ Chris Stewart forced overtime with his fifth of the year.

The four-on-four play did little to resolve the game. The shootout went back and forth until Fasth ensured he stayed perfect in NHL play. Bonino ended the game by getting the puck just past Brian Elliott.

Game Statistics:

SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT Total
team.teamCommonName 6 10 5 2 23
team.teamCommonName 11 6 12 2 31

SCORING BY PERIOD:

SCORING 1 2 3 OT SO TOTAL
team.teamCommonName 1 3 1 0 1 6
team.teamCommonName 3 0 2 0 0 5

Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-0 1-1
2nd 0-0 0-0
3rd 0-1 1-1
OT 0-0 0-0
Total 0-1 2-2

Shootout Attempts

Shot team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1 No Goal No Goal
2 No Goal
3 No Goal
4
5
6 No Goal

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName
RW Bobby Ryan Goals: 2, Assists: 2
team.teamCommonName RW Teemu Selanne Goals: 1, Assists: 3
team.teamCommonName C David Backes Goals: 1, Assists: 1

The Ducks will hit the ice again on Tuesday night against the NHL leading Chicago Blackhawks at 4:30 p.m. PST at the United Center.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Andrew Cogliano Bobby Ryan Brian Elliott Chicago Blackhawks Chris Stewart Dallas Stars David Backes David Perron Featured Jamie Benn Kari Lehtonen Nick Bonino Popular Saku Koivu St. Louis Blues T.J. Oshie Teemu Selanne Trevor Daley Viktor Fasth