Ducks lose rematch with surging Blues, but show improvement


ST. LOUIS — The Ducks have played 19 games without winning in regulation after dropping another game in St. Louis, losing 3-1 to the Blues on Monday night at Enterprise Center. They are one game from matching the Arizona Coyotes, who, in 2017, became the first team in NHL history to go 20 games into the season without a win in regulation. In 1999, the Calgary Flames went 19 games at the start of the season before winning in regulation.

The Ducks’ next game is Wednesday night against the New York Rangers at Honda Center.

The game-winner came late – with 4:13 left – on Justin Faulk’s power-play goal from the left circle, beating Ducks goalie John Gibson on the stick side. St. Louis had gone on the power play when Ducks defenseman Dmitry Kulikov went off for tripping at 14:22. Noel Acciari added an empty-netter with 18.5 seconds remaining, his second goal of the game.

The tightly contested game against the Blues was nothing like the first game of this mini-series between the teams, which St Louis won, 6-2, on Saturday behind Pavel Buchnevich’s four-point night.

On Monday, the teams traded first-period goals and played a scoreless second. The Ducks couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start – losing the opening faceoff and allowing a goal in the first 11 seconds, via Acciari – but they managed to collect themselves after a few shaky shifts after the Acciari goal.

The Ducks pulled even with a fortuitous play late in the first period with 18 seconds remaining. It looked like defenseman Cam Fowler’s shot was going wide but it went off defenseman Nick Leddy’s thigh past Blues goalie Jordan Binnington.

More to come on this story.

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