Josh Manson scores in overtime as Ducks rally to victory over Blues
Josh Manson scored in opening minutes of overtime and the Ducks rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Sunday night.
Adam Henrique and Can Fowler scored in regulation for Anaheim, which won its second straight.
Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz made 37 saves in his first start of the season. Stolarz started his first game since Mar. 11, 2020, also against St. Louis, in the teams’ last game before the COVID-19 shutdown. Stolarz won for the first time since Feb. 12, 2019, as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Manson scored his first goal of the season 1:42 into overtime on a pass from Stolarz. Anaheim won for the first time in 15 games this season when trailing after two periods.
Jordan Binnington made 21 saves, and Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko scored for the Blues, who are 0-5-2 in their last seven home games.
Highlights from the Ducks’ overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.
Henrique tied the game 2-2 when he skated around Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and backhanded the puck past Binnington 2:13 into the third period.
Fowler put Anaheim on the board 8:44 into the second period when he scored off a feed from Ryan Getzlaf past Binnington for his third goal of the season to make it 2-1. Getzlaf has recorded an assist in each of his last three games and is eight points away from tying Teemu Selanne’s franchise record of 988 career points.
Tarasenko scored his second goal of the season on a power play with 4:01 remaining in the first period to put St. Louis up 2-0. It was Tarasenko’s first goal in since March 12 against Vegas, snapping a seven-game scoring drought.
O’Reilly scored his 12th goal of the season 2:27 into the game on a feed from Vladimir Tarasenko. It marked the first time St. Louis had scored first in its last nine games.
Ducks G John Gibson was scratched and is day to day with an upper body injury. Gibson stopped 33 of 34 shots in Saturday’s 4-1 win over St. Louis. Gibson had missed the Ducks’ five games before Saturday with a lower body injury. Ryan Miller backed up Stolarz.
Thin up front
Richard Rakell left the game with an upper body injury with 6:33 remaining in the second period after tripping over Blues LW Kyle Clifford, who had lost his balance on the ice. Rakell’s injury left the Ducks with 10 forwards as the team dressed 11 forwards and seven defensemen.
The NHL announced that the Blues play at Los Angeles on May 10 to makeup their game against the Kings that was postponed on March 15, with Los Angeles unable to leave Denver due to winter weather.
Ducks at Colorado on Monday night to conclude a five-game road trip.
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