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NHL: Ducks glide to second win in a row

St Louis: Corey Perry scored his team-high 18th goal and rookie Frederik Andersen made 26 saves to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the St Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Anaheim won their second in a row after beating defending Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout on Friday. St Louis lost for the third time in four games and fell to 12-2-2 at home.

Ryan Getzlaf, Andrew Cogliano, Nick Bonino and Mark Fistric also scored for the Ducks, who had not won in regulation in their previous eight trips to St Louis.

Getzlaf, who also added an assist, has a point in his last 13 games, with 10 goals and 10 assists during that span. Getzlaf missed three games in November with an injury and has a point in his team’s past 11 games, the longest current run in the NHL.

Andersen, who won his first six starts, improved to 8-1 with his second successive victory. He leads all rookie goalies in wins.

Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund scored third-period goals for St Louis, who had won five straight home games.

Anaheim scored three times in the opening 7:29 to chase Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, who faced eight shots. Bonino converted at 17:16 of the second period to push the lead to 4-0.

Andersen stopped the first 20 shots he faced and helped kill off four-minute power plays in each of the first two periods.