Pietrangelo's two goals lifts Blues to 4-2 win over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Alex Pietrangelo scored two goals, Jake Allen made 36 saves and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday night.

This was the game that was rescheduled after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode 12:10 into the first period on Feb. 11. It started with the score tied 1-1, as it was at the time of the postponement, after goals by Anaheim's Adam Henrique and St. Louis' Ivan Barbashev carried over.

''We were all running on tired legs. It wasn't pretty but I thought we did a pretty good job of managing the energy and getting through it,'' Pietrangelo said.

Blues coach Craig Berube said the return to the Honda Center could have been emotional, but it wasn't mostly because Bouwmeester is doing better. The 36-year-old defenseman is on injured reserve for the rest of the season after he had a cardioverter defibrillator implanted into his chest last month. It is a device that monitors heart function. It also can deliver a shock to the heart if an arrhythmia happens to restore a regular heartbeat.

''I thought our team was upbeat during the morning skate and coming onto the ice,'' Berube said. ''We had to compete to stay with them. It was a pretty even game.''

Pietrangelo put the Blues on top 2-1 with 3:52 remaining in the first on the power play. The St. Louis captain fired a one-timer from the blue line. He then had an empty-net goal with a minute left in the game for his 16th goal of the season.

St. Louis has won nine of its last 11 and lead the Western Conference with 94 points. Allen has won his last four starts with a 1.23 goals against average and 95.3% save percentage.

Zach Sanford scored the go-ahead goal with 2:47 remaining in the second period. He made it 3-2 when he pounced on a rebound after Ducks' goaltender Anthony Stolarz made a pad save on Ryan O'Reilly's wrist shot. The Blues were also aided by an extra skater due to a delayed penalty.

Henrique finished with a goal and an assist for Anaheim - which had a four-game points streak snapped - while Jani Hakanpaa had his first NHL goal. Stolarz, who was making his first NHL start of the season, stopped 33 shots.

Hakanpaa evened it with 6:32 remaining in the second with a wrist shot from the slot that got past Allen while he was being screened.

''We had some opportunities we didn't bury that can change the momentum of the game. I thought our goalie did a great job tonight stepping in and making some key saves at key times to keep us in it,'' Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf said.

NOTES: The Ducks are donating 19% of all merchandise sales plus the charitable half of the 50/50 raffle to UC Irvine Hospital, whose medical staff treated Bouwmeester. Nineteen is Bouwmeester's jersey number. ... Henrique has points in three of his last four games and 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his last 10. ... St. Louis has won five of its last seven in Anaheim.

UP NEXT

Blues: Host the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

Ducks: Make the short drive to face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in the third game of the Freeway Series.

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123T
STL42-19-10
2114
ANA29-33-9
1102
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
I. Barbashev RW10025/5016:044
S. Blais RW01020/0013:492
R. Bortuzzo D00-100/0013:304
V. Dunn D00-130/0013:171
J. Faulk D01240/0021:101
J. Kyrou RW01010/0008:560
M. MacEachern LW00010/0011:562
R. O'Reilly C020011/8018:370
C. Parayko D00040/0024:030
D. Perron RW00110/1016:500
A. Pietrangelo D20250/0022:371
Z. Sanford LW10110/0015:273
M. Scandella D00030/0023:431
B. Schenn C01127/7017:520
J. Schwartz LW00120/0218:232
A. Steen LW00010/0018:220
O. Sundqvist RW00021/2011:560
R. Thomas C00033/6012:161
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Backes RW00014/7013:155
M. Del Zotto D00-120/0020:001
N. Deslauriers LW00030/0011:451
C. Djoos D00010/0022:560
R. Getzlaf C00-109/7217:424
J. Hakanpaa D10110/0220:124
D. Heinen LW00-110/0016:250
A. Henrique C11-1111/9018:291
M. Irwin D00-120/0018:133
M. Jones LW00010/0013:400
J. Larsson D00000/0016:360
J. Manson D01-110/0019:272
S. Milano LW00-120/0011:490
R. Rakell RW00030/0020:440
C. Rowney RW00000/0014:552
K. Sherwood RW00012/0011:332
J. Silfverberg RW00050/0018:211
S. Steel C00023/4012:140
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Allen (W)272260.96359:12
GOALIESSA
J. Allen (W)27
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
A. Stolarz (L)363340.94458:33
GOALIESSA
A. Stolarz (L)36
GOAL Alex Pietrangelo (Empty net shot), Assist: Justin Faulk
STL:GoalsShots
ANA:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • STL
      19:00GOAL Alex Pietrangelo (Empty net shot), Assist: Justin Faulk
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • STL
      17:13GOAL Zach Sanford (Backhand shot), Assists: Ryan O'Reilly and Sammy Blais
    • ANA
      13:28GOAL Jani Hakanpaa (Snap shot), Assist: Adam Henrique
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • STL
      16:08(PP) GOAL Alex Pietrangelo (Slap shot), Assists: Brayden Schenn and Ryan O'Reilly
    • STL
      00.0GOAL Ivan Barbashev (Empty net shot), Assist: Jordan Kyrou
    • ANA
      00.0GOAL Adam Henrique (Empty net shot), Assists: and Josh Manson
PENALTIES
      • 1ST PERIOD
        • ANA
          15:12Ryan Getzlaf penalty Tripping - 2 min.
        • ANA
          09:46Jani Hakanpaa penalty Tripping - 2 min.
        • STL
          04:05Jaden Schwartz penalty Hooking - 2 min.
      TEAM STATS
      STL
      ANA
      Shots on Goal3727
      Goals in Power Play10
      Faceoff Wins2729
      Penalties12
      Major Penalties00
      Minor Penalties12
      Misconducts00
      TEAM STATS
      STL
      Shots on Goal37
      Goals in Power Play1
      Faceoff Wins27
      Penalties1
      Major Penalties0
      Minor Penalties1
      Misconducts0
      123T
      STL42-19-10
      2114
      ANA29-33-9
      1102
      STARS OF THE GAME
      10.8 %SHOT %7.4 %
      0.926 %SAVE %0.892 %
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      I. Barbashev RW10025/5016:044
      S. Blais RW01020/0013:492
      R. Bortuzzo D00-100/0013:304
      V. Dunn D00-130/0013:171
      J. Faulk D01240/0021:101
      J. Kyrou RW01010/0008:560
      M. MacEachern LW00010/0011:562
      R. O'Reilly C020011/8018:370
      C. Parayko D00040/0024:030
      D. Perron RW00110/1016:500
      A. Pietrangelo D20250/0022:371
      Z. Sanford LW10110/0015:273
      M. Scandella D00030/0023:431
      B. Schenn C01127/7017:520
      J. Schwartz LW00120/0218:232
      A. Steen LW00010/0018:220
      O. Sundqvist RW00021/2011:560
      R. Thomas C00033/6012:161
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      D. Backes RW00014/7013:155
      M. Del Zotto D00-120/0020:001
      N. Deslauriers LW00030/0011:451
      C. Djoos D00010/0022:560
      R. Getzlaf C00-109/7217:424
      J. Hakanpaa D10110/0220:124
      D. Heinen LW00-110/0016:250
      A. Henrique C11-1111/9018:291
      M. Irwin D00-120/0018:133
      M. Jones LW00010/0013:400
      J. Larsson D00000/0016:360
      J. Manson D01-110/0019:272
      S. Milano LW00-120/0011:490
      R. Rakell RW00030/0020:440
      C. Rowney RW00000/0014:552
      K. Sherwood RW00012/0011:332
      J. Silfverberg RW00050/0018:211
      S. Steel C00023/4012:140
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      J. Allen (W)272260.96359:12
      GOALIESSA
      J. Allen (W)27
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      A. Stolarz (L)363340.94458:33
      GOALIESSA
      A. Stolarz (L)36
      STARS OF THE GAME
      123T
      STL42-19-10
      2114
      ANA29-33-9
      1102
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      I. Barbashev RW10025/5016:044
      S. Blais RW01020/0013:492
      R. Bortuzzo D00-100/0013:304
      V. Dunn D00-130/0013:171
      J. Faulk D01240/0021:101
      J. Kyrou RW01010/0008:560
      M. MacEachern LW00010/0011:562
      R. O'Reilly C020011/8018:370
      C. Parayko D00040/0024:030
      D. Perron RW00110/1016:500
      A. Pietrangelo D20250/0022:371
      Z. Sanford LW10110/0015:273
      M. Scandella D00030/0023:431
      B. Schenn C01127/7017:520
      J. Schwartz LW00120/0218:232
      A. Steen LW00010/0018:220
      O. Sundqvist RW00021/2011:560
      R. Thomas C00033/6012:161
      Total4603727/292-22
      SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
      D. Backes RW00014/7013:155
      M. Del Zotto D00-120/0020:001
      N. Deslauriers LW00030/0011:451
      C. Djoos D00010/0022:560
      R. Getzlaf C00-109/7217:424
      J. Hakanpaa D10110/0220:124
      D. Heinen LW00-110/0016:250
      A. Henrique C11-1111/9018:291
      M. Irwin D00-120/0018:133
      M. Jones LW00010/0013:400
      J. Larsson D00000/0016:360
      J. Manson D01-110/0019:272
      S. Milano LW00-120/0011:490
      R. Rakell RW00030/0020:440
      C. Rowney RW00000/0014:552
      K. Sherwood RW00012/0011:332
      J. Silfverberg RW00050/0018:211
      S. Steel C00023/4012:140
      Total2302729/274-26
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      J. Allen (W)272260.96359:12
      GOALIESSA
      J. Allen (W)27
      GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
      A. Stolarz (L)363340.94458:33
      GOALIESSA
      A. Stolarz (L)36
      GOALS
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      PENALTIES
          • 1ST PERIOD
          • 3RD PERIOD
          • 2ND PERIOD
          • 1ST PERIOD

          123T
          STL42-19-10
          2114
          ANA29-33-9
          1102
          TEAM STATS
          3.59
          GF AVG
          3.08
          GA AVG
          .79
          Power Play
          2.90
          GF AVG
          3.56
          GA AVG
          .44
          Power Play
          All times are US/Eastern.