ST. LOUIS — The
The Ducks, who were outscored, 15-5, on the 0-4-1 trip, entered the game ranked last in the
"We do need a break and we're not getting them right now, and that's what usually happens when a dark cloud's over you," Coach
Hampus Lindholm scored and
Defenseman Parayko has been coming up big for the injury-depleted Blues.
"He's getting a lot of big points, timely points, timely goals, timely assists, whatever," Blues Coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's having a big impact with us right now."
St. Louis is currently without forwards
"Huge two points," Tarasenko said.
Lindholm gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 2 minutes 33 seconds of the second period when he was able to poke in a rebound of Corey Perry's shot for a power-play goal, his second of the season.
The Blues tied the score less than three minutes later when Tarasenko scored his sixth of the year on a back-and-forth two-man breakaway with Jori Lehtera after a stretch pass from
"They had a little bit of a mishap and turned over and all of a sudden you see two superstars on the other end and they are playing give and go, and what a heck of a goal," Ott said.
Tarasenko left the game with four minutes remaining in the period after taking what looked like a high hit as well as a knee-to-knee collision from
Parayko scored the go-ahead goal with 9:29 left in the third.
The goal was Parayko's fourth goal of the season, which leads all NHL defensemen.
"Unfortunately it came right back and hit my skate as I'm trying to seal that post," Andersen said.
"I thought we played great again, pretty much the whole game. Especially the first two periods."
Boudreau said Andersen kept the Ducks in the game.