David Backes had a goal and an assist, David Perron had two assists and the red-hot Blues moved into the top spot in the overall standings by beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Thursday night at Scottrade Center.
Patrik Berglund and Kevin Shattenkirk also scored for the Blues, and Jaroslav Halak won his seventh straight start, a personal best, by stopping 24 shots. The Blues also improved to 35-0-0 when scoring three goals or more and are 8-1-1 in their last 10 home games against Anaheim. St. Louis is 11-1-1 in its last 13 home games, outscoring the opponents 36-15.
The Blues (43-18-7) improved to 28-4-4 on home ice. The 28 home wins are most in the NHL. Coupled with the New York Rangers’ loss at Ottawa, the Blues have 93 points to the Rangers’ 91