St. Louis 3, Anaheim 1

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, March 8, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 29-29-4-6 18-14-2-0 11-15-2-6 L1
St. Louis 43-18-1-6 28-4-1-3 15-14-0-3 W3

Recap


BLUES 3, DUCKS 1
: Patrik Berglund snapped a tie early in the second period and captain David Backes recorded a power-play goal and an assist as St. Louis topped Anaheim to take the lead in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk converted a power-play chance, David Perron notched two assists and Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for his career-high seventh straight win for the Blues, who have earned at least one point in 23 of 24 at home (20-1-3).

St. Louis moved two points ahead of the New York Rangers for the top spot in the league.

After Ducks All-Star Corey Perry opened the scoring at 4:18 of the second period, Backes knotted the contest midway through the session. Perron made a pass from the top of the left faceoff circle to Backes, who tipped the puck past Jonas Hiller for his 20th goal of the season.

Berglund put St. Louis ahead for good at 4:47 of the third. Former Duck Andy McDonald dished the puck from the right corner to Berglund, who knocked it past Hiller from the doorstep for his first tally in 15 contests.

Shattenkirk added insurance just over two minutes later with a blast from the right point.

Hiller stopped 24 shots for Anaheim, which has lost four of six overall and 21 of 30 on the road.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Perry's goal was his fourth in as many games. ... The two-goal performance by Backes was his third this season. ... Hiller extended his franchise record by making his 27th consecutive start. ... The home team has won each of the last eight meetings. ... Anaheim has lost five straight visits to St. Louis. ... The Blues improved to 35-0-0 when scoring at least three goals.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   St. Louis
Corey Perry 1 Points David Backes 2
Corey Perry 1 Goals David Backes 2
Matt Beleskey 1 Assists David Perron 2
N/A Power Play Goals David Backes 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .889 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .960
Jonas Hiller 24 Saves Jaroslav Halak 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 25 1 0-3 2-4 8 25
St. Louis 27 3 2-4 3-3 6 27

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Columbus . The Blues have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .654 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Ducks have a W/L % of .448 after a win and .410 after a loss.
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