Getzlaf scores 25th goal, Ducks top Blues 3-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm •  Published: January 18, 2014
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Beleskey squeezed a shot through Elliott early in the second period. Elliott made the initial save, but the puck trickled through his legs into the net.

"I tried to squeeze it," Elliott said. "It's a goal you definitely want back."

Fowler then tallied on the power play with a shot from the top of the circle to push the lead to 3-0 midway through the second period.

Schwartz got the Blues to within 3-2 with a power-play goal at 14:31 of the third.

Andersen took over from there with a key stop of a shot by T.J. Oshie with 2.6 seconds left. The Blues pulled their goalie with 1:08 remaining, but Andersen held onto the lead.

"He was fabulous, good since Day One when he got here," Boudreau said of Anderson. "He was calm. I thought he did a real good job near the end, especially for a first-year guy."

Anderson made 15 saves on 17 shots over the final 20 minutes.

"We showed a lot of character and kept working for each other," Andersen said. "This shows what kind of team effort we can have."

St. Louis is 1-7 against California teams this season. The Blues lost 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

"A three-goal deficit in this league against any team is tough," St. Louis captain David Backes said. "Hopefully, we can get something out of that third period."

NOTES: St. Louis LW Alexander Steen returned to the lineup after missing 11 games because of a concussion. He had four shots in 20:56 of ice time. ... The Blues have an NHL-best, plus-57 goal differential. ... Anaheim RW Teemu Selanne didn't play in the second of back-to-back games, as usual. ... RW Chris Stewart played in his 200th game with the Blues. ... The Ducks are 22-3-4 in games in which they score first. ... Anaheim is 19-1-5 in one-goal games.