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McDonald scores twice as Blues end losing streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Andy McDonald had two goals and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.

Ty Conklin made 26 saves to earn his first shutout of the season and the 10th of his NHL career.

After consecutive wins over Detroit in Sweden two weeks ago, the Blues had lost three straight back in North America, going 0-10 on the power play.

St. Louis quickly reversed the trend against the Ducks. Patrick Berglund and Carlo Colaiacovo scored man-advantage goals for a 2-0 lead early in the second period.

McDonald scored two even-strength goals and T.J. Oshie added one. Brad Boyes and Erik Johnson each had two assists.

Ducks starting goalie Jonas Hiller was replaced by Jean-Sebastien Giguere after yielding three goals on 11 shots. Giguere made 21 saves.

Berglund slammed a rebound of a point shot by Oshie past Hiller, giving St. Louis a 1-0 lead just 4:25 in. Colaiacovo sent a wrist shot from the point past Hiller during another power play 2:35 into the second.

Just 2:37 later, McDonald fired in a behind-the-net feed from Johnson to make it 3-0.

The Ducks had a chance to get back in the game when Darryl Sydor was issued a four-minute high-sticking penalty for clipping George Parros, but the extended advantage was cut short by a hooking call on Bobby Ryan.

McDonald scored his second goal, whisking in a wrist shot from the right circle off a feed from Boyes, 23 seconds into the third.

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