T.J. Oshie scored two goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Anaheim fell to 1-2-1 under new coach Bruce Boudreau and 4-14-5 in their last 23 games.
Bobby Ryan had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who began a stretch of seven road games in their next eight contests over 19 days. Devante Smith-Pelly scored at 3:17 of the third period to pull Anaheim to within 3-2, his third goal of the season. But the Ducks were unable to pull any closer.
The Ducks were aggressive over the final two periods, out-shooting the Blues 19-12 but St. Louis outscored the Ducks 3-1 over the final 40 minutes, including an empty-net goal by Oshie in the final minute. Jonas Hiller saved 20 of 23 shots in the loss.
Anaheim is 1-1 against the Blues this season. The Ducks battle the Nashville Predators on Saturday in a playoff rematch in Nashville.
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