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Ducks Win Thriller in Shootout

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

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Ducks Win Thriller in Shootout
Anaheim Ducks 6, St. Louis Blues 5
Three Stars of the Game
Bobby Ryan
Bobby Ryan
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 3
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 17:09
Teemu Selanne
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 17:14
David Backes
David Backes
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 22:02

ST. LOUIS -- Nick Bonino scored in the sixth round of the shootout to give the Anaheim Ducks a 6-5 victory against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

The Ducks scored on four of six shootout attempts, including Saku Koivu, Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.

Anaheim improved to 8-2-1 on the season.

St. Louis, which fell to 0-3-1 in its last four games, got shootout goals from David Perron, Chris Stewart and Alex Steen.

The Blues thought they had the winner with 22.2 seconds left in overtime when Ian Cole beat Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth, but the officials waved the goal off, calling Patrik Berglund for incidental contact with the goalie. Replays showed Francois Beuchemin give a bit of a push to Berglund, forcing the contact.

Bobby Ryan had a four-point night, including two goals, the ageless Teemu Selanne had a goal and three assists (his second four-point game of the season), Koivu collected a goal and an assist and Beauchemin picked up a pair of assists as the Ducks overcame a two-goal deficit. Fasth, after a tough start to the game, stopped 26 shots to pick up his fifth win in as many starts to begin his NHL career.

The Blues got a goal and an assist from David Backes, Steen and Stewart, Perron and T.J. Oshie also scored goals and Kevin Shattenkirk and Andy McDonald picked up a pair of assists.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was looking for a better start from his team and got one, as the Blues jumped on the Ducks with relentless pressure and took a 3-1 lead.

Steen netted his first of the season, as the Blues improved on their League-leading power play that came in 13-for-39 on the season, ripping a slap shot through Fasth's five-hole 6:21 into the game.

After Ryan got the Ducks even with a goal Blues netminder Brian Elliott would like to have back at 11:09, Backes scored the Blues' first 5-on-5 goal in the last 182:26 when he collected a deflected shot at the top of the circle and snapped a wrister top shelf with 4:30 remaining in the period.

Perron got his third of the season when he collected Shattenkirk's point shot and fired into an open side after a Fasth save with 34 seconds left to give the Blues a two-goal lead.

But the ice tilted heavily in favor of the Ducks in the second, who got goals from Selanne, Andrew Cogliano and Ryan in a span of 1:41 to erase a two-goal deficit.

Selanne netted his 667th career goal when Koivu's shot from the slot deflected off a Blues defender to the side of the net, where Selanne won't miss many open sides at 12:40 to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Cogliano tied it 45 seconds later when his shot from a bad angle went in off Elliott's left skate as the Blues netminder was moving post-to-post, and Ryan picked up his second of the game off broken coverage, and Ryan roofed a wrister at 14:21 to give the Ducks their first lead of the game.

Koivu gave the Ducks a 5-4 lead when he one-timed Ryan's pass high into the goal past Elliott with 6:19 remaining, but Stewart popped home a puck at the side of the net, a Steen shot through traffic on the power play again with 4:34 to play to tie the game 5-5. Fasth had given up only five goals in his previous four starts.

scoring summary
1st Period
PPG - Alexander Steen (1) ASST: Chris Stewart (1), Kevin Shattenkirk (10)
1 - 0 STL
Bobby Ryan (3) ASST: Teemu Selanne (8), Francois Beauchemin (2)
1 - 1 Tie
David Backes (2) ASST: Andy McDonald (5), Alex Pietrangelo (8)
2 - 1 STL
David Perron (3) ASST: Kevin Shattenkirk (11), Chris Stewart (2)
3 - 1 STL
2nd Period
Teemu Selanne (4) ASST: Saku Koivu (9), Bobby Ryan (6)
3 - 2 STL
Andrew Cogliano (1) ASST: Nick Bonino (3), Daniel Winnik (4)
3 - 3 Tie
Bobby Ryan (4) ASST: Teemu Selanne (9), Francois Beauchemin (3)
4 - 3 ANA
3rd Period
T.J. Oshie (4) ASST: David Backes (6), Alexander Steen (8)
4 - 4 Tie
Saku Koivu (4) ASST: Bobby Ryan (7), Teemu Selanne (10)
5 - 4 ANA
PPG - Chris Stewart (5) ASST: Alexander Steen (9), Andy McDonald (6)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
1T. OshieT. Selanne
2V. TarasenkoS. Koivu
3D. PerronB. Ryan
4C. StewartC. Perry
5A. SteenR. Getzlaf
6P. BerglundN. Bonino
penalty summary
1st Period
Emerson Etem  Tripping against  Jaden Schwartz
2nd Period
3rd Period
David Backes  Interference on goalkeeper against  Viktor Fasth
Ryan Getzlaf  Cross checking against  Ian Cole
OT Period
goalie stats
Viktor Fasth
Viktor Fasth
SA: 31TOI: 65:00
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .839SH: 0 - 0
Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
SA: 23TOI: 65:00
Saves: 18EV: 17 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
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