#1 Alex Stalock following up in Game 2 von miaowang123 10.09.2019 10:30

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks realize theyre in for plenty of tight defensive games in the next seven weeks while the rest of the NHL attempts to catch them atop the standings. In their first game back from the Olympic break, Jonas Hiller and the Ducks handled the pressure splendidly. Hiller made 18 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, Andrew Cogliano scored in the opening minutes, and the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks returned with a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. With help from a few Blues shots off his posts, Hiller came back strong from the break after posting two shutouts for Switzerland in Sochi. Coglianos early goal off a neutral-zone turnover stood up in a hard-hitting, choppy game between two of the NHLs best teams. "We learned we can keep up with one of the toughest teams in the league," said Hiller, who matched his career high for shutouts in a season. "On a close game, everybody tries to play as tight as possible. You know you cant let up at all." The Ducks were the NHLs final team to resume play, giving extra rest to gold medallists Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and bronze medallist Teemu Selanne. Anaheim likely needed the break after losing three of its last four before the Olympics, getting shut out twice during just its second significant skid of the entire season. Coach Bruce Boudreau earned his 300th career victory as Anaheim swept the season series with the Blues. With 89 points from 61 games, the Ducks are five points ahead of St. Louis, Chicago and Pittsburgh in the overall NHL standings. "It was a good first game for us in terms of the competition," Cogliano said. "It was really high-paced. Its good to jump into a game like that. ... To hold them to 18 shots is something were proud of." Cogliano put the Ducks ahead just 3:39 in with a breakaway goal set up by Saku Koivus pass. The speedy Coglianos goal was his 18th, matching his career high with 21 games left in the regular season. Brian Elliott stopped 18 shots for the Blues just a few hours after St. Louis acquired star goalie Ryan Miller in a five-player trade with the Buffalo Sabres that included goalie Jaroslav Halak. St. Louis still hasnt scored after the break, taking its first two shutout losses of the season. Vancouver also beat the Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night. "Weve just got to put a couple in the net and well get going," Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "Were creating the chances. Were doing a great job of that. But theyre one of the toughest teams. Thats a team were probably going to have to compete against down the road." The Blues made a major move for their post-season stretch about three hours before the puck dropped in Anaheim, acquiring Miller and agitator Steve Ott from Buffalo in a deal for Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, two draft picks and Halak, the Slovak Olympian who has been with St. Louis since 2010. "Its tough when friends leave, when you get to know families and get in personal relationships with those guys," said St. Louis captain David Backes, Millers teammate with the U.S. Olympic team. "But from a hockey standpoint, the management and ownership is really committed to winning, and winning now, and thats partly shown in the move weve made. Ryan Miller is an all-world goalie that has shown it time and time again." Miller and Ott wont join St. Louis until this weekend in Phoenix, so the Blues backup goalie was Jeff Tyni, the Ducks locker room attendant. Both teams attempted to make up for their post-break rust with aggressive physical play. Backes and Perry fought in the first period, extending their personal feud. Adding to the Canada-U.S. rivalry vibe, Getzlaf and T.J. Oshie also nearly dropped gloves during the same prolonged scuffle. NOTES: Ducks C Mathieu Perreault left the game early in the third period with an upper-body injury after taking a big hit. ... 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Taysom Hill Youth Jersey . - Regan Smith had the checkered flag in sight at Daytona a year ago and a freight train of cars in his rearview mirror.WASHINGTON - Big John Scott, all 6-foot-8 of him, got the puck in the neutral zone and turned on whatever afterburners he has, skating to the left circle to put one underneath the crossbar for only the third goal of his NHL career.Johnny there, who knew he had that speed? teammate Tommy Wingels said.Scott and Matt Irwin were unlikely goal-scorers Tuesday night as the previously stingy San Jose Sharks finally sprung a leak or two, blowing a pair of three-goal leads before coming away with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Washington Capitals.Joe Pavelski scored the only goal in the shootout as the Sharks won their third straight to open the season. The difference this time was that San Jose didnt get a shutout, its clean slate coming to an end at 142 minutes, 51 seconds when Washington scored early in the second period.Right now were a team thats winning and needs a lot of work, San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. And I guess thats a good thing, when youre not playing as well as youd like in a lot of areas but youre still winning games.Irwin and Scott, both scratches in San Joses first two games, matched their respective goal outputs from all of last season in their first period on the ice this season. Irwin scored twice, and Scott netted once to make the score 3-0 before the game was 10 minutes old to chase Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.Scott, better known as an enforcer, had two goals in 236 games with four teams before joining the Sharks this season. Unused to the attention, he patted down his hair to make sure it looked OK as he walked up to reporters after a game in which he played fewer than seven minutes. Earlier in the day, at the morning skate, he had joked that he wouldnt have trouble getting up to speed because he didnt have much.I was just trying to sell it, Scott said with a laugh. I thought maybe Washingtons coaches were watching, and it obviously worked.Pavelski and Tommy Wingels also scored in regulation, and Antti Niemi made 29 saves for tthe Sharks, who also led 4-1 in the second period and 5-3 late in the third before Washingtons Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer scored 1:16 apart to tie the game with 4:35 remaining in regulation.ddddddddddddThe first period I didnt like at all, Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. I just didnt like our commitment. We were a pass-first team in a shoot-first league in the first period.Marcus Johansson, Mike Green and Ovechkin all scored in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the second period to start the Capitals rally. Ovechkin has four goals in three games this season.Justin Peters stopped two of 16 shots in his Capitals debut, coming on after Holtby allowed three goals on seven shots.A high-scoring game wasnt supposed to be in the cards, given that the two teams combined had allowed just one non-shootout goal so far in the young season. The Sharks became the first NHL team to get consecutive shutouts from different goaltenders to start the season, with Niemi winning the opener and Alex Stalock following up in Game 2.But Irwin, who had two goals in 62 games last season, nailed a slap shot off a faceoff and put in a rebound with two seconds remaining on a power play make to give the Sharks a quick two-goal lead. It was only the second power-play goal for the Sharks this season and the first allowed by the Capitals.And, like Scott, Irwin made the impact a player wants after getting scratched for a pair of games.Thats the exact response that you need to show up with, McLellan said. And its not just about the goals. Its the way he played the whole night.Notes: Capitals Ds Brooks Orpik and John Carlson were on the ice for all four of San Joses even-strength goals. ... San Jose D Scott Hannan played in his 1,000th NHL game. Hes the 291st player and 97th defenceman to reach the milestone. ... San Jose opened a stretch of 16 of 21 games on the road, with two East Coast trips before Thanksgiving.___Follow Joseph White on Twitter: http://twitter.com/JGWhiteAP ' ' '

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