Ducks Stage Third-Period Comeback but Lose 6-5 Shootout to Blues

The Ducks played a thrilling game at Honda Center, erasing a two-goal deficit in the third period. However, the St. Louis Blues ultimately secured a 6-5 victory with Jordan Kyrou’s shootout winner. The defeat brought Anaheim’s season record to 25-48-5, with four games remaining.

The Ducks will continue their final homestand against Los Angeles on Tuesday. Leo Carlsson and Frank Vatrano both scored twice for the Ducks, contributing to a strong three-goal third period that forced the game into overtime. Nikita Nesterenko also scored his second career NHL goal.

Additionally, Trevor Zegras, Alex Killorn, and Isac Lundestrom each tallied two assists, while Cam Fowler, Ryan Strome, and Troy Terry added one each. Lukas Dostal made 25 saves. The Blues’ goals were scored by Zack Bolduc, Matthew Kessel, Robert Thomas, Pavel Buchnevich, and Brayden Schenn.

With this win, the Blues improved to 41-32-5 for the season and kept their slim playoff hopes alive. Jordan Binnington recorded his 28th win of the season with 33 saves, denying all three Anaheim shootout attempts. St. Louis took an early lead, going up 2-1 in the first period, but Anaheim quickly responded with a goal from Nesterenko.

The Blues are now 32-3-1 when scoring first and 9-29-4 when trailing first. Bolduc scored 11 seconds after the puck drop on a 3-on-2 rush, followed by Nesterenko’s goal two minutes later. In summary, it was an eventful game for both teams, with the Blues ultimately clinching the win in the shootout, and the Ducks fighting hard until the end at home.

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