Perry's 2 goals lifts Ducks over Blues 4-2
"It feels good," Perry said. "Everybody here knows what's going on and the role they're supposed to be playing, and everyone is adapting to it. We're staying positive when we get down in games, whether it's early — or like tonight, in the third period.
"We find a way to win."
In a game featuring teams that came in with the NHL's top two power-play units, the league-leading Ducks were 1 for 7. St. Louis was 1 for 3 and surrendered a short-handed goal for the fourth time this season.
Shortly after coming up empty on a two-man advantage, the Ducks tied it 1-1 at 8:24 of the second period with a power-play goal.
"That's a tired team," Ryan said. "At times we were five feet away, and at other times we were in the right spot but just couldn't really get a hold of anything. But if you continue to stick to it, it'll eventually come around."
Coming off consecutive shutout wins for the fifth time in franchise history, the Ducks fell behind 1-0 at 6:09 of the first when Reaves redirected Wade Redden's wrist shot from the left point past Hiller's stick for his first of the season.
Redden's assist was the fourth point in 15 games for the two-time All-Star defenseman.
"When we get a 2-1 lead in the third, we expect to win. And when we don't, these are the ones we shake our head at," Blues captain David Backes said. "I don't think fatigue or playing yesterday is an excuse. I think if anything, we were more ready for this game than usual.
"We got a one-goal lead in the third on a power play. Those are the times when you buckle down, and you can't take your foot off the gas."
NOTES: The Ducks have never posted three straight shutouts in the regular season, but did it in the 2006 playoffs. ... Anaheim had an 11-game home winning streak in the 2009-10 season. ... Free agent C Jason Arnott, who has been skating with the Blues this week, will find out Monday whether he will be signed. Arnott last played in the NHL on April 30 with the Blues in the second game of the Western Conference semifinals. ... The Blues are 3 for 29 on the power play in their last 11 games. ... The Ducks are 8-0 against Central Division teams. ... Anaheim C Nick Bonino was dressed for the game, but didn't play because of the flu. RW Kyle Palmieri missed his fourth straight game because of an upper body injury. ... Blues LW Andy McDonald missed his seventh game because of an injured left knee. He sat out 51 games last season due to a concussion.
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