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Blues 5, Ducks 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Blues 5, Ducks 1
Anaheim Ducks 1, St. Louis Blues 5

ST. LOUIS (AP) - David Backes and Andy McDonald stunned the Anaheim Ducks in just a few seconds.

Backes and McDonald broke a 42-year-old franchise record by scoring 6 seconds apart early in the first period, and the St. Louis Blues went on to a 5-1 victory over the slow-starting Ducks on Monday.

"They've had trouble scoring goals, so it was good for us to get off to a quick start, get on them quickly and put a couple of goals in," said Brad Boyes, who got the second assist on Backes' goal. "The quick start was something we wanted to do."

Backes scored at 3:53 when he sneaked down the left side after an Anaheim turnover and fired in David Perron's centering pass. T.J. Oshie won the ensuing faceoff at center ice, got the puck back from Patrik Berglund in the high slot and fed it to McDonald near the left circle.

McDonald beat Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller with a wrist shot at 3:59 to make it 2-0.

The two goals in a 6-second span broke the previous club record of 7 seconds apart set by Don McKenney and Frank St. Marseille on Jan. 24, 1968, against the Minnesota North Stars.

"To be rewarded that early, it really helps you to stick to your game plan and I thought we did a good job throughout the game to do that," Blues defenseman Barret Jackman said.

Matt D'Agostini scored twice and B.J. Crombeen added a short-handed goal for St. Louis, which outshot the Ducks 53-14. Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak made 13 saves to earn his second win in two games.

"It was full engagement from start to finish," St. Louis coach Davis Payne. "We've been on the other end of that."

Saku Koivu had the only goal for Anaheim, which lost all three games on its season-opening road trip. The Ducks were outscored 13-2, with Koivu scoring both goals.

Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle was philosophical about his team's performance on the trip.

"Obviously, the sun is going to come up tomorrow - we hope," he said. "What you have to do is take a self-analysis of what we can do better. There's lots of areas for us to improve in as a team."

Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller was busy again, making 30 saves on 34 shots. Hiller, who faced 92 shots in the previous two games, was lifted in favor of Curtis McElhinney after D'Agostini scored his first goal on a slap shot from the right circle to make it 4-1 with 4:09 left in the second period.

"You always want to get that first one and get it off your back," D'Agostini said. "Then you can start playing."

McElhinney stopped 18 of 19 shots in his relief role.

Ducks forward Corey Perry said despite the lopsided stats, the team is not that far away from success - with plenty of time to get things right.

"It's only three games," Perry said. "There's 79 more to go. But it's tough to start the season 0-3.

"They had 50-some shots today, too, and that doesn't help. The puck's going the other way. We just need to get some of those on our stick and get the garbage goal we need to get us going."

Notes: Blues forward Cam Janssen is expected to miss two weeks with a concussion and bruised sternum he received when he was accidentally hit by his own teammate, Brad Winchester, in Saturday night's game against Philadelphia. Janssen was replaced on the roster by Ryan Reaves, who was given a game misconduct in his first NHL game when his jersey came off in a fight with Kyle Chipchura. ... The Ducks allowed 145 shots in their first three games. ... McDonald, who won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2006-07, has six goals and nine points in nine games against his former team. ... Anaheim was 2-0 in day games last season.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:53
STL
David Backes (1) ASST: David Perron (1), Brad Boyes (1)
1 - 0 STL
03:59
STL
Andy McDonald (1) ASST: T.J. Oshie (1), Patrik Berglund (1)
2 - 0 STL
2nd Period
05:10
STL
SHG - B.J. Crombeen (1) ASST: NONE
3 - 0 STL
06:08
ANA
PPG - Saku Koivu (2) ASST: NONE
3 - 1 STL
15:51
STL
Matt D'Agostini (1) ASST: Alex Pietrangelo (1)
4 - 1 STL
3rd Period
17:18
STL
PPG - Matt D'Agostini (2) ASST: T.J. Oshie (2), Carlo Colaiacovo (1)
5 - 1 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
07:14
ANA
Paul Mara  Hooking against  Matt D'Agostini
2nd Period
03:03
ANA
Kyle Chipchura  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Reaves
03:03
STL
Ryan Reaves  Fighting (maj) against  Kyle Chipchura
03:03
STL
Ryan Reaves  Game misconduct
04:54
STL
David Perron  Holding the stick against  Brendan Mikkelson
06:35
ANA
Teemu Selanne  Tripping against  Patrik Berglund
08:00
ANA
Saku Koivu  Hooking against  David Backes
11:16
STL
Matt D'Agostini  Slashing against  Bobby Ryan
13:23
ANA
George Parros  Roughing against  Barret Jackman
17:00
STL
David Perron  Roughing against  Bobby Ryan
17:00
STL
Barret Jackman  Roughing against  Corey Perry
17:00
STL
Barret Jackman  Roughing against  Corey Perry
17:00
STL
Brad Boyes  Roughing against  Paul Mara
17:00
ANA
Corey Perry  Roughing against  David Perron
17:00
ANA
Corey Perry  Roughing against  David Perron
17:00
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Misconduct (10 min)
17:00
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Fighting (maj) against  David Perron
17:00
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Roughing against  Brad Boyes
17:00
ANA
Paul Mara  Roughing against  Brad Boyes
17:00
ANA
Paul Mara  Game misconduct
17:00
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Instigator against  David Perron
3rd Period
06:48
STL
B.J. Crombeen  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Troy Bodie
06:48
ANA
Troy Bodie  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  B.J. Crombeen
09:44
STL
Eric Brewer  Misconduct (10 min) against  Aaron Voros
09:44
STL
Eric Brewer  Instigator against  Aaron Voros
09:44
ANA
Aaron Voros  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Brewer
09:44
STL
Eric Brewer  Fighting (maj) against  Aaron Voros
11:59
ANA
Brendan Mikkelson  Fighting (maj) against  Erik Johnson
11:59
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Misconduct (10 min)
11:59
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Roughing against  Brad Winchester
11:59
STL
Erik Johnson  Fighting (maj) against  Brendan Mikkelson
11:59
STL
Brad Winchester  Misconduct (10 min)
11:59
STL
Brad Winchester  Roughing against  Sheldon Brookbank
11:59
ANA
Matt Beleskey  Roughing against  Brad Winchester
14:30
STL
T.J. Oshie  Holding against  Saku Koivu
17:06
ANA
Cam Fowler  Roughing against  Alex Pietrangelo
18:20
ANA
Corey Perry  Slashing against  Barret Jackman
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
Jonas Hiller
0-3-0
SA: 34TOI: 35:51
Saves: 30EV: 20 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 1
Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney
SA: 19TOI: 24:09
Saves: 18EV: 7 - 7
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 11
SV%: .947SH: 1 - 1
Jaroslav Halak
SA: 14TOI: 60:00
Saves: 13EV: 8 - 8
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0

 
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