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Third-period miscues sink Ducks in 5-2 loss to St. Louis Blues

Third-period miscues sink Ducks in 5-2 loss to St. Louis Blues

As good as Frederik Andersen had been in his 13-0-1 showing in net for the Ducks since Dec. 21, he doesn't have a rubber neck or extendable arms.

So when Ducks defensemen Cam Fowler and Josh Manson committed major gaffes behind and around Andersen on Friday, the St. Louis Blues took what was otherwise a competitive game and turned it into a four-goal third-period blitz, winning 5-2 at Scottrade Center.

“You'd like to say, ‘Those things happen,' but we haven't seen them happen and we don't want to see them happen again,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.

Each of the Blues' goals in the third were unassisted as St. Louis (40-20-9) won its fifth consecutive...

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