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Previous Game: Andersen's 34 Saves Help Ducks Top Blues

Saturday, 01.18.2014 / 10:50 PM / News
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Previous Game: Andersen\'s 34 Saves Help Ducks Top Blues
ST. LOUIS -- It didn\'t take long for the Anaheim Ducks to wipe the slate clean and get back to winning. It took just 24 hours, as a matter of fact. A night after losing to the Chicago Blackhawks to snap an eight-game winning streak, the Ducks were off and running again against the St. Louis Blues.
ST. LOUIS -- It didn't take long for the Anaheim Ducks to wipe the slate clean and get back to winning.

It took just 24 hours, as a matter of fact.

A night after losing to the Chicago Blackhawks to snap an eight-game winning streak, the Ducks were off and running again against the St. Louis Blues.

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Nick Bonino had a pair of assists, and Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots for the Ducks, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead before holding off the Blues 3-2 Saturday night before 19,910 at Scottrade Center.

"We’re very happy about it," said Bonino. "Our goal every week is to win the week. We needed this game. We came out, got a lead. They battled back like we knew they would. We shut the door at the end."

The Ducks (37-9-5) are 19-2-0 in their past 21 games and have beaten the Blues (32-10-5) twice this season at Scottrade Center.

Matt Beleskey and Cam Fowler also scored for the Ducks, who rebounded following a 4-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night that slightly derailed a team that had won 18 of 19 games.

"Our division is tough," said Bonino. "We have a lot of those games coming up. We played a lot of East teams the first half, so we’re going to see a lot of the Western teams that have been playing well lately. If we can do what we did tonight, like getting early leads, protect them, and get good goaltending, we should be good."

The Blues, who came in to the game Saturday on a 10-2-1 run, dropped back-to-back games for the second time this season, and both sets have come against California teams. The Blues are 1-for-California this season, a combined 1-7-0 against the Ducks, San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings. Those teams have outscored the Blues 31-19.

Before this recent four-game stretch in which the Blues have six goals over 12 periods, they scored 21 goals in four games, winning all four of those games and scoring five-plus goals in each game.

Barret Jackman and Jaden Schwartz scored third-period goals to get the Blues close. St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott made 18 saves, but his 13-game home winning streak came to an end. Elliott's last loss at Scottrade Center came in a 2-0 loss to the Blackhawks on April 14, 2013.

Getzlaf picked up where he's left off in the past eight games. His sixth goal in nine games gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead on a bit of a busted play when Corey Perry attempted to center the puck only to have it roll off his stick. Fortunately for the Ducks, it went right to Getzlaf in the slot, and he beat Elliott with a wrister 5:27 into the game.

The Ducks could have had a larger lead, but Elliott was able to keep Saku Koivu's breakaway attempt out 10:55 into the first. Then, Perry hit the post in the final minute of the period, during which Anaheim outshot St. Louis 8-7.

After a Blues turnover early in the second period, Elliott appeared to have Beleskey's shot from the left circle, but the puck crawled over the Blues goalie and trickled into the net for a 2-0 Anaheim advantage 2:27 into the period.

Alexander Steen's interference penalty led to Fowler's power-play goal, a slap shot from the left circle 9:13 into the second period to make it 3-0. Getzlaf earned an assist with his cross-ice pass, his 14th point in nine games.

The Blues made it interesting in the third period.

Jackman thwarted Andersen's first career shutout bid by firing a wrister past a screened Andersen into the near side at 9:12 to make it a 3-1 game.

Schwartz scored his 16th of the season when he banked a puck from the side of the net off Andersen on the power play with 5:29 remaining, but the Ducks were able to hold on after Andersen stopped T.J. Oshie's shot from the right circle with 2.6 seconds remaining.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 46 15 35 12 50
C. Perry 32 19 12 15 31
R. Kesler 47 13 17 -2 30
S. Vatanen 47 10 19 3 29
M. Beleskey 46 17 7 12 24
C. Fowler 46 5 18 4 23
P. Maroon 39 4 18 1 22
H. Lindholm 46 5 14 13 19
J. Silfverberg 47 6 12 2 18
D. Smith-Pelly 41 4 11 5 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 26 6 5 .917 2.30

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