Ducks 4, Blues 2

Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

ANAHEIM -- Corey Perry scored a pair of goals and rallied the Ducks to a 4-2 decision over the St. Louis Blues before an announced crowd of 17,174 at Honda Center on Sunday.
The victory, Anaheim's 11th in a row, allowed the Ducks to match their franchise record by the 2009-10 club for consecutive wins at home.
The two clubs entered the final period tied at 1. Patrick Bergland, who delivered the game-winner in St. Louis' overtime win at San Jose on Saturday, lifted the Blues to a 2-1 lead on a power-play goal at 1:41 of the period, but it wouldn't last.
The Ducks answered when Bobby Ryan rebounded a miss by Francois Beauchemin and slapped it past goaltender Jaroslav Halak at 3:11 to knot the score at 2.
Perry, on an assist from Ryan Getzlaf and Beauchemin, followed with his game-winner a little more than two minutes later. It was Perry's eighth goal of the season. For Getzlaf, who signed an eight-year extension that reportedly will pay him $8.25 annually, the assist game him a club-high 30 points.
Perry added an empty netter at 19:20.
The win was the Ducks second this season over the Blues. Anaheim won the previous meeting Feb. 9, when Nick Bonino scored in the sixth round of a shootout for a 6-5 Ducks' win.
Ryan Reaves gave the Blues a 1-0 lead on a goal at 6:01 of the first period. It was Reaves' first goal of the season and the first one scored on the Ducks in three games. Anaheim recorded consecutive shutouts of Calgary on Friday and Phoenix on Wednesday.
Anaheim tied it at 1 when center Andrew Cogliano delivered a short-handed goal on a breakaway at 6:26 of the second. For Cogliano, it was his ninth goal of the season.
The Ducks are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games.
NOTES: Vladmir Sobotka, who had a hat trick in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win by the Blues at San Jose, had six of his seven goals in the past five games entering the game at Anaheim. ... Francois Beauchemin led Ducks' defensemen with 13 points (2 goals and 11 assists) and held a +15 rating entering the contest against the Blues. ... The 77 goals scored through 23 games by the Ducks are the second highest in franchise history, trailing the 79 produced by the 2006-07 Stanley Cup club. ... Anaheim embarks on a three-game road trip with games at Minnesota (March 12), Dallas (March 14) and St. Louis (March 16).

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