St. Louis 4, Anaheim 2

Thursday, December 8, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 8-15-2-3 6-9-1-0 2-6-1-3 L1
St. Louis 16-9-0-3 10-3-0-1 6-6-0-2 W2


Defenseman Ian Cole recorded his first career three-point game, T.J. Oshie scored twice and the St. Louis Blues turned in another strong defensive effort to defeat the visiting Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Thursday.

On a day when St. Louis Cardinals icon Albert Pujols was lost via free agency to the Los Angeles Angels, the Blues improved the mood of the city with their 10th win in 15 games since Ken Hitchcock took over as coach. The triumph was also St. Louis' 900th at home in team history.

St. Louis has allowed 24 goals in its last 15 games.

Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves, including a game-saving stop on Andrew Cogliano in the third period to maintain St. Louis’ 3-2 lead.

Cole took advantage of extra playing time with Kevin Shattenkirk sidelined with the flu. He had two assists to go along with his first goal of the season and second of his career at 7:39 of the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

Carlo Colaiacovo collected Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler’s weak dump in and fed Oshie, who went in alone and beat Jonas Hiller with a wrist shot to put the Blues ahead 3-1 at 18:14 of the second.

Anaheim’s Devante Smith-Pelley made it 3-2 when he chopped one past Halak at 3:17 of the third period before the netminder shut the door on the Ducks, who fell to 1-3-0 under coach Bruce Boudreau.

The Blues’ Chris Porter and the Ducks’ Bobby Ryan scored in the first period. Ryan has three goals in his last two games.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   St. Louis
Bobby Ryan 2 Points T.J. Oshie 2
Bobby Ryan 1 Goals T.J. Oshie 2
Bobby Ryan 1 Assists Jamie Langenbrunner 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .870 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .913
Jonas Hiller 20 Saves Jaroslav Halak 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 23 2 0-2 1-1 8 24
St. Louis 24 4 0-1 2-2 10 22

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game at home against San Jose. The Blues have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Ducks have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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