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Anaheim vs St. Louis Recap - Blues Win 3-1

David Backes was the difference, potting a pair for St. Louis on Thursday as the Blues skated off with a 3-1 victory over the Ducks at Scottrade Center.

St. Louis was favored by -155 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.

David Backes (2) and Patrik Berglund each scored for the Blues in the victory. Backes opened the scoring for St. Louis, finding the back of the net at 11:38 of the second period. The goal was assisted by David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 of 25 Anaheim shots in the victory.

Anaheim got a goal from Corey Perry in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jonas Hiller stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Ducks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, St. Louis went 2-for-4, while the Ducks were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Anaheim lost the shots on goal battle to St. Louis by a margin of 27-25.

Next game, St. Louis takes its act home to face Columbus looking for another win. For Anaheim, they head on the road to face Dallas.