|ANA||1||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|STL||0||1||0||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|SA: 28||TOI: 60:33|
|GA: 1||EV: 18-19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7-7|
|SV%: .964||SH: 2-2|
|G: 1||Shots: 1|
|A: 0||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 1||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 0||TOI: 22:21|
|G: 0||Shots: 4|
|A: 1||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 1||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 0||TOI: 13:03|
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Stewart scored 45 seconds into overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.
Stewart, who took a feed from Vladimir Sobotka, deked around Jonas Hiller and roofed the winner home.
Despite the overtime loss, the Ducks have earned points in 10 straight (7-0-3, 17 points) and 16 of the last 17 contests (13-1-3, 29 points).
Anaheim earned five out of a possible six points on their three-game road trip and begin a five-game homestand on Monday against the San Jose Sharks.
Saku Koivu netted a goal, the 798th point of his career, and Hiller stopped 19 shots as the Ducks (20-3-4) saw their five-game winning streak snapped.
The Ducks grabbed the lead late in the first when Koivu netted his eighth of the season. The Ducks kept several attempts at clears by the Blues in the zone, Cam Fowler found his defensive partner with a cross-ice feed to the left side of the blue line. Bryan Allen's shot had eyes, deflected off Koivu in the slot and beat Allen top shelf with 19.5 seconds remaining in the period for a 1-0 Ducks lead.
The Blues had their best chance three-plus minutes into the game when Matt D'Agostini's check on Koivu forced a turnover, and David Perron's shot from the high slot had Hiller beat but rang off the left post.
Russell's first goal since April 7, 2012 [the final day of the regular season] tied the game 1-1.
The power play goal, which saw the Blues score for only the fourth time in their last 40 attempts, came after Vladimir Tarasenko, who returned to the lineup after missing 10 games with a concussion, reverse a pass to Russell. He skated to the middle of the point and ripped a shot over Hiller's right shoulder at the 12:42 mark of the second period.
Both goalies made their share of stops on the period, with Allen coming up with the best one, as he robbed Andrew Cogliano with a terrific left pad save as Cogliano tried flipping in a backhand from a sharp angle into an open side. Allen also robbed Fowler after Anaheim won an offensive zone faceoff and Fowler ripped a shot from the slot that saw Allen flash the leather. Allen also made a nifty right kick stop on a breaking Matt Beleskey with 7:24 left in the third period.
Hiller also had a couple key stops, thwarting back-to-back attempts from Ryan Reaves and Wade Redden before flashing his glove on Tarasenko late in the second period.
The Ducks brought pressure in the third period, and the Blues didn't register their first shot of the period until 9:24 left on a turn-around shot by Tarasenko.
|Saku Koivu (8) Deflected shot - ASST: Bryan Allen (3), Cam Fowler (3)|
1 - 0 ANA
|PPG - Kris Russell (1) Slapshot - ASST: Vladimir Tarasenko (7), Chris Stewart (14)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Chris Stewart (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Vladimir Sobotka (7)|
2 - 1 STL
|Bobby Ryan Tripping against Kevin Shattenkirk|
|Daniel Winnik Cross checking against Matt D'Agostini|
|Matt Beleskey Interference against Ian Cole|
|David Backes Hi-sticking against Bobby Ryan|
|Patrik Berglund Hi-sticking against Brandon McMillan|
|SA: 21||TOI: 60:24|
|Saves: 19||EV: 15 - 16|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .905||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 28||TOI: 60:33|
|Saves: 27||EV: 18 - 19|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 7|
|SV%: .964||SH: 2 - 2|
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