In more ways than one, the Ducks dealt with the blues.
From start to finish, St. Louis dominated Anaheim in all phases of the game, defeating the Ducks 6-1.
Right out of the gate, the Blues were firing on all cylinders. Only 20 seconds into the game, Jordan Kyrou scored his fourth goal of the season, and his first of two on the evening. It set the tone for an eventful first period.
“That was probably one of the hottest starts in my career to be honest,” Kyrou said. “It was definitely a good start to get off to.”
37 seconds later, Zach Sanford scored his first goal of the season off an assist from David Perron and Colton Parayko. In the blink of an eye, and less than a minute in, it was already 2-0 in favor of the Blues. And after the game, Sanford talked about the fast start.
“That was a great start for us. Exactly what we want to do. Attack right away, play hard, play aggressive.”
With 3:01 to go in the first period, and the Blues now up 3-0 following Kyrou’s second goal, Max Jones scored his first goal of the season for the Ducks, a goal lost in a big shuffle by the net. It cut the lead to 3-1, but little did the Ducks realize it would be the only goal they could muster for the night.
As for the Blues… they were just getting started.
Flash forward to the third period, and with less than 14:00 to go in the second period, Perron scored his fourth goal of the season to make it 4-1, and following goals by Kyle Clifford and Vince Dunn, the latter of whom has been rumored all week to be on the trade block, made it a 6-1 lead by St. Louis.
Between the pipes, Jordan Binnington had a stellar night, stopping 23 of 24 shots on the evening.
The 6-1 victory improved the Blues’ record to 5-2-1, while the Ducks drop to 3-4-1.
They’ll face off against each other again Sunday night.
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