National Hockey League
St. Louis 4, Anaheim 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 31, 2021
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Referees: Jake Brenk, Dean Morton
Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: N/A

First the St. Louis Blues won on the lead then they triumphed off the pace, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Sunday to complete a successful back-to-back set between the teams at Anaheim, Calif.

The Blues used second-period goals from Brayden Schenn and Sammy Blais to overcome an early deficit and win one day after they blitzed the Ducks right from the start in a 6-1 victory. Schenn finished with two goals in the Blues' third consecutive victory overall.

The Ducks had a first-period goal from Jakob Silfverberg, but lost their third consecutive game and fell to 2-3-1 at home.

The Ducks fell again, but they seemed to make modest progress. In Friday's defeat, they gave up three goals just 2:06 into the game, while facing six shots. Goaltender John Gibson was pulled after the third goal.

Gibson was back in net Sunday, but didn't face his first shot until he made a save on Shenn with 9:04 remaining in the first period. By then, the Ducks led 1-0 when Silfverberg scored a power-play goal 4:54 from the start, his third.

The Ducks had a 7-6 advantage on shots in the opening period and still had the lead toward the midway point of the game before the Blues took over.

Schenn tied it 1-1 midway through the second period, giving him a point in each of his last seven games (six goals, four assists). St. Louis then moved in front 2-1 at 14:59 of the second period on Blais' goal, his first. Blais had been a healthy scratch in the three games before the Blues arrived in Anaheim.

Schenn's second of the game and sixth of the season came at 1:07 of the third period. He also had two assists Friday. Colton Parayko scored just over a minute later for the Blues, his first.

Rookie Blues goaltender Ville Husso made 25 saves for his first career win in his second career start and third game. He gave up a combined nine goals in his first two appearances.

Gibson made 19 saves for the Ducks in his third consecutive loss after the Ducks earned a point in his first three games. The Ducks did finish with a 26-23 advantage on shots.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
St. Louis   Anaheim
Brayden Schenn 2 Points Jakob Silfverberg 1
Brayden Schenn 2 Goals Jakob Silfverberg 1
Justin Faulk 1 Assists Ryan Getzlaf 1
Brayden Schenn 1 Power Play Goals Jakob Silfverberg 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ville Husso .962 Save Percentage John Gibson .826
Ville Husso 25 Saves John Gibson 19
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
St. Louis 23 4 1-2 1-2 4 26
Anaheim 26 1 1-2 1-2 4 32
Upcoming Games
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles. The Ducks have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Blues have a W/L % of .400 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.