Giguere hurt, Ducks fall
Dean McAmmond and Christian Backman also scored for St. Louis, and Patrick Lalime made 28 saves. Sandis Ozolinsh had the other goal for Anaheim. The Blues finished 2-3 on their five-game homestand. St. Louis will play in Nashville on Thursday, the Blues’ first road game since they opened the season in Detroit on Oct. 5. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Anaheim’s Andy McDonald was called for hooking at the two-minute mark of the third period, and the Blues took advantage when McAmmond deflected Eric Weinrich’s shot from the point by Bryzgalov at 3:44 to give the Blues their first lead. Ozolinsh, who had missed the previous two games with the flu, scored 7:56 into the game. With the teams playing 4-on-4, Rob Niedermayer got the puck in the left circle and dropped it to Ozolinsh who beat Lalime with a one-timer from the top of the right circle. Backman got the equalizer with a power-play goal at 7:05 of the second period when his slap shot from just inside the blue line made it through a crowd and past Giguere. Islanders 3, Rangers 2: Miroslav Satan beat Henrik Lundqvist for the only score of the shootout to give the visiting Islanders the victory, their first win in the local rivalry in 11 games. Satan had a goal in regulation. The shootout was the first of the season for both teams. Eric Brewer scored with 56 seconds left in regulation Wednesday night to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the visiting Anaheim Mighty Ducks. The game appeared headed for overtime when the Mighty Ducks’ Teemu Selanne scored a power-play goal at 18:44 to tie the game 2-2. But Brewer beat Anaheim’s Ilya Bryzgalov with a wrist shot from just inside the blue line to give the Blues the lead. Bryzgalov was playing because starting goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere had to leave the game with a groin strain at 16:55 of the second period. Bryzgalov allowed two goals on 14 shots. Giguere was 2-2-1 with a 3.13 goals against average and had played all but 15 minutes of Anaheim’s first five games. DiPietro, back in goal after sustaining a concussion last week and missing a loss to Philadelphia on Saturday night, made 33 saves. The Islanders were swept by the Rangers in six games in 2003-04 and were 0-8-2 in their previous 10 meetings since a 3-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 23, 2002. Wild 6, Sharks 1: Manny Fernandez made 34 saves and host Minnesota scored five goals in the third period. Derek Boogaard’s first NHL goal put the Wild ahead for good early in the third, and Marc Chouinard, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Jason White and Filip Kuba then scored for the Wild in their second win in a row. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!