Blues end 5-game trip in Anaheim

Blues end 5-game trip in Anaheim

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Blues end 5-game trip in Anaheim

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by Scott Bierman / HockeyStL

KMOV.com

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 9 at 6:56 PM

(HockeyStL) -- The St. Louis Blues look to end a five-game road trip on a high note after splitting the first four games.

After blowing a three-goal lead to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, the Blues have won its last two games heading into Sunday’s tilt against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Blues are coming off of a 4-3 overtime win over the San Jose Sharks, who led by two goals after the first two periods. Vladimir Sobotka notched his first hat trick which sent the game into overtime and Patrik Berglund deflected a Barret Jackman shot for the Blues’ 13th win of the year.

The comeback victory tastes sweet for the Blues and it might be the confidence the team needs to beat the Ducks, who have won ten-straight games at home.

The Ducks, who have a 10-1-0 record at home, haven’t lost in Anaheim since the 5-0 home-opener loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

If not for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Ducks might be the toast of the NHL for the first half of the season.  Heading into Sunday, the Ducks, who sit in second place in the Western Conference, trail the Blackhawks by eight points.

St. Louis trails Anaheim by nine points.

The Blues will need to keep tabs on Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf, who recently signed an extension through the 2020-21 season. Getzlaf leads the team in goals (10) and assists (19), but failed to record a point in the first meeting against the Blues, a 6-5 shootout win on February 9.

Getzlaf has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last three games.

The game starts at 7 p.m. (Central).

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