|Date of game: 1/2/2015
Recap: Anaheim vs. St. Louis
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Beleskey scored the game-winning goal with 9:05 remaining to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday.
Andrew Cogliano, Ryan Getzlaf and Kyle Palmieri each scored and Sami Vatanen tallied two assists for the Ducks, who bounced back from a 3-0 loss to San Jose on Wednesday.
"We find a way. Sometimes it doesn't look like we deserve it, but we find a way to win," Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We know what we have to do in the third period. We played with a lot more structure."
Frederik Andersen made 39 saves in the win.
Alexander Steen and Kevin Shattenkirk both finished with a goal and an assist. T.J. Oshie also lit the lamp and Martin Brodeur stopped 29 shots for the Blues, who are 0-4-1 in their past five road games.
"On the defensive side of the puck, we made a few mistakes that they capitalized on," said Brodeur. "They're a good hockey team. You just can't give up anything for free and we did."
St. Louis has now lost nine straight games to the Ducks at Honda Center, a streak which began on Jan. 7, 2010.
After Blues defenseman Barret Jackman fell in the neutral zone, Beleskey took a stretch pass from Vatanen, deked several times and finished the play with a quick wrister for a 4-3 lead with 9:05 to go.
With under five minutes remaining, Andersen snagged David Backes' low wrister for a slick glove save to keep the Ducks in front.
The Blues pulled Brodeur in favor of an extra attacker, but were penalized for having too many men on the ice with 1:15 to play. Brodeur skated to the bench again, but St. Louis was unable to convert.
The Ducks struck first after Jori Lehtera went off for interference as Getzlaf backhanded the rebound of Vatanen's point blast 6:29 into the contest.
Dmitrij Jaskin beat Andersen with a wraparound, but the puck coasted across the goal line and didn't cross it before it was covered up midway through the first period.
Steen threw a backhander on net from the bottom of the left circle and Oshie was there to deposit the rebound for a tied game nearly three minutes into the second.
The two teams traded goals within a 63-second span.
Palmieri tipped in Ryan Kesler's shot from the left circle at 5:20, but Paul Stastny tracked down a loose puck in the right corner and sent it to Shattenkirk, who deked around a few defenders and wristed the puck past Andersen at 6:23.
Cogliano beat Brodeur with a rising wrister for a 3-2 Ducks lead midway through the frame.
Steen, however, tied the game after one-timing Vladimir Tarasenko's feed from the right circle on a 5-on-3 tied the game.Game Notes
Palmieri returned to the lineup after missing six games with a shoulder injury
... The Blues also got back a player as defenseman Carl Gunnarsson played
after being sidelined for nine games with a concussion ... The Ducks improved
to 18-0-5 when scoring first this season.