The Ducks want to keep rolling against the Blues


The Ducks try to extend their winning streak as they continue a five-game homestand when the Blues come to town. The Ducks began their string of games at Honda Center with a 2-1 win over the Wild on Friday. Anaheim fell behind early in the second period, but Andrew Cogliano tied the game with a short-handed goal 4:02 into the third and Corey Perry scored the game-winner with 8:25 remaining, giving the Ducks their fourth win in a row.

The Blues are ending a three-game road trip on which they have posted a 1-0-1 record. The dropped a 1-0 shootout decision at Los Angeles before breezing to a 6-1 victory in Arizona last night. Jaden Schwartz had his first career hat trick and added an assist as six players recorded at least two points. With those six goals the Blues matched their goal total from their first three games of the campaign.

Last night’s win came at a price as the Blues lost Paul Stastny to an upper-body injury. Stastny was favoring his left hand as he returned to the locker room and he will miss this game and could be out even longer. Goaltender Brian Elliott hopes to end his six-game winless streak (0-4-2) against the Ducks.

Corey Perry is tied for second in the NHL with five goals, one behind league leader Rick Nash of the Rangers. Perry, a former Hart Trophy winner, has registered at least one point in each of his five games this season. Goaltender Frederik Andersen has posted eight consecutive victories dating back to last season.

The Ducks, who swept the three-game series between these teams last season, are 6-0-1 in the last seven overall matchups and they have won seven straight home meetings against the Blues.

Most of the sportsbooks that OddsBay has visited have the Blues at +105, the Ducks at -125 and the total at 5.

St. Louis Blues (2-1-1, 5 pts) vs. Anaheim Ducks (4-1-0, 8 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 19

Honda Center

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