Blues defenseman Ian Cole, a late addition to the lineup on Thursday, scored and had an assist to tie a career-high with a two-point game to lead the Blues past the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 at Scottrade Center, the 900th home win in franchise history.
T.J. Oshie added two goals, Chris Porter also scored and Jamie Langenbrunner added two assists for his first multi-point game for the Blues, who are 10-2-3 under Hitchcock.
Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves, lowering his goals-against average, which now sits at 2.37. Jason Arnott also played in his 1,200th career game.
The Ducks got a goal and an assist from Bobby Ryan and a goal from Devante Smith-Pelly, but it wasn’t enough as Anaheim is now 1-2-1 under new coach Bruce Boudreau.