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game recap

Big Road Trip for Ducks Starts with 3-1 Loss at St. Louis

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Big Road Trip for Ducks Starts with 3-1 Loss at St. Louis
Anaheim Ducks 1, St. Louis Blues 3
Three Stars of the Game
Jaroslav Halak
1st
Jaroslav Halak
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 20-21
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .960SH: 0-0
David Backes
2nd
David Backes
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 21:41
Patrik Berglund
3rd
Patrik Berglund
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:48
Anaheim could not hold onto an early lead on the road, surrendering three unanswered goals in a 3-1 loss to the NHL-leading Blues at Scottrade Center.

Corey Perry put the Ducks in front at the 4:18 mark of the second period with his team-leading 34th goal of the season. The All-Star right wing converted on a wrist shot from the faceoff circle for this third goal in the last two games. Matt Beleskey and Ryan Getzlaf earned assists on the play.

Patrik Berglund scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for his career-high seventh straight win.

St. Louis improved to a league-best 28-4-4 at home with their seventh win in eight games. David Backes and Kevin Shattenkirk also scored for St. Louis, which is 20-1-3 in its last 24 home games.

The power play continued to be a source of frustration for the Ducks, as the special teams unit went 0-for-3 on the night. Regardless of Anaheim's recent struggles with the man-advantage, the Blues penalty kill is one of the better ones in the league (ranks ninth) and has now killed off 35 straight penalties.

The Blues have a league-leading 93 points, marking the first time they have led the NHL in points this late in the season since March 9, 2000.

Backes tied the game at 1 with a power-play goal midway through the second period. He deflected in a shot by David Perron, who assisted on two of the Blues' goals. Backes, who also added an assist, leads the team with 20 goals.

Berglund ended a 14-game scoring drought with his 14th of the season, snapping a 1-1 tie at 4:47 of the third period. He scored from in front of the net off a pass from Andy McDonald, who has 12 points in his last 14 games.

Shattenkirk pushed the lead to 3-1 just over two minutes later.

Jonas Hiller stopped 24-of-27 St. Louis shots in his 27th straight start for the Ducks. Two more games remain on Anaheim's road trip, as the club visits Dallas on Saturday and Colorado on Monday.

Notes: St. Louis has a league-leading 46 points since Jan. 1. ... The Blues are 35-0 when scoring at least three goals. ... Anaheim C Nick Bonino suffered a lower-body injury in the second period and did not return. ... Anaheim has scored two goals or less in the last nine road games. ... St. Louis had a 6-7 record when Ken Hitchcock took over for Davis Payne on Nov. 6. ... Bruce Boudreau is 22-16-6 since taking over for Randy Carlyle on Nov. 30.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
04:18
ANA
Corey Perry (34) Snap shot - ASST: Matt Beleskey (10), Ryan Getzlaf (37)
1 - 0 ANA
11:38
STL
PPG - David Backes (20) Deflected shot - ASST: David Perron (19), Alex Pietrangelo (31)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
04:47
STL
Patrik Berglund (14) Tip-in - ASST: Andy McDonald (6), Ian Cole (5)
2 - 1 STL
06:48
STL
PPG - David Backes (21) Slapshot - ASST: Kevin Shattenkirk (27), David Perron (20)
3 - 1 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
03:51
ANA
Cam Fowler  Delay of game
12:56
ANA
Lubomir Visnovsky  Boarding against  Chris Stewart
2nd Period
10:10
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Hi-sticking against  Ian Cole
3rd Period
02:05
STL
B.J. Crombeen  Hooking against  Matt Beleskey
06:42
ANA
Cam Fowler  Slashing against  Patrik Berglund
10:28
STL
Alex Pietrangelo  Tripping against  Niklas Hagman
18:01
STL
Ian Cole  Interference against  Devante Smith-Pelly
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
26-24-10
SA: 27TOI: 58:01
Saves: 24EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halak
23-10-5
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .960SH: 0 - 0

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