The St. Louis Blues are playing much better at Scottrade Center to start the 2010-11 season then they did last year when they had the worst home record in the NHL. In Monday’s afternoon matinee, the Blues moved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
The Blues first record came when they scored two goals in a span of six seconds. David Backes and Andy McDonald scored braking the club’s 42 year old record by one second. The Blues also outshot the Ducks 53-14, the biggest shot differential in team history.
Backes scored just 3:53 into the game and after a line change, T.J. Oshie found McDonald flying in on the left wing who beat Jonas Hiller to the glove side. B.J. Crombeen added a short handed goal in the second and Matt D’Agostino scored his first two goals.
Of course, in a blowout come fights and major penalties as the second and third periods got pretty choppy. Defenseman Barret Jackman didn’t want to get too overhyped about the start noting the Blues won their first two games last year.