Blues Vs. Ducks: Anaheim Scores Twice In 3rd Period For 4-3 Victory

Mar 21, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (17) and goalie Jonas Hiller (1) and St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (9) battle for the puck in the first period at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Anaheim Ducks came back from a 3-2 deficit to pull off the 4-3 victory over the NHL's best, the St. Louis Blues.

The Anaheim Ducks denied the St. Louis Blues the opportunity to rise above 100 points this season by scoring two goals in the third period for the 4-3 victory. The Ducks moved up to 75 points, but they are nine points out of the final Western Conference playoff spot.

The Blues held a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period after recently signed rookie Jaden Schwartz (2) and David Backes (22) scored on opposite ends of Cam Fowler's power play goal for the Ducks. Nick Bonino scored at 6:03 in the second period to tie the game at two.

St. Louis answered back in the third period at 4:47 with David Perron's 16th goal of the season, but Devante Smith-Pelly scored the equalizer for the Ducks just three minutes later. Seven minutes later, Jason Blake netted the game-winner when he put one past Jaroslav Halak.

Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller faced 38 shots and stopped 35 of them. His teammates put up 22 shots on Halak, reaching a double-digit shot total in just the second period.

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For more on this game, visit Blues blog St. Louis Game Time and Ducks blog Anaheim Calling. Stick with SB Nation NHL for news and notes around the league.

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