St. Louis (12-11-3) at Anaheim (15-10-3), 10:00pm EST
ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) — The St. Louis Blues look to
extend their winning streak to three games Wednesday when they
visit the Anaheim Ducks.
The Blues, who have had an up-and-down season as they try to
snap their three-season playoff drought, opened up December with
a shutout loss followed by an overtime defeat, but have
rebounded nicely over the last two games.
The night after falling to the Calgary Flames in an extra
period, the Blues came back with a 4-3 triumph over the Phoenix
Coyotes thanks to Brad Boyes’ three assists. Two nights later,
right wing B.J. Crombeen recorded his first career hat trick to
spearhead a 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators.
One of St. Louis’ biggest strengths has been the performance of
its power-play unit, which ranks third in the league with a 24.3
percent conversion rate. In its last two wins, the team has
scored three power-play goals in nine opportunities.
The Ducks snapped a two-game skid on Sunday with a 5-3 win over
the Columbus Blue Jackets. Center Ryan Getzlaf scored twice,
while Chris Kunitz and George Parros recorded two assists apiece
to lead the way.
Getzlaf is fourth in the league with 34 points, registering 12
goals and 22 assists. He is on pace to surpass the career high
of 82 points he set in 2007-08.