Jason Blake scored with 5:54 remaining as Anaheim battled back to beat the NHL leading Blues 4-3 at Honda Center on Wednesday night. Blake’s game winner came after goals by Cam Fowler, Nick Bonino and Devante Smith-Pelly erased deficits of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2.
St. Louis, the only team in the League to reach the 100-point mark so far this season, suffered a rare loss. It was 37-0-1 when scoring at least three goals this season. But the Blues have struggled mightily in Anaheim with just two victories in their last 18 visits. Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals for the first time since Dec. 18.
19 year old Jaden Schwartz is off to a great start for his NHL career with two goals on his first two shots in his first two games. After scoring on Saturday in his NHL debut, Schwartz put Alex Pietrangelo’s rebound in front and beat Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller for a 1-0 lead at 7:00 of the first period. David Backes put St. Louis up, 2-1, with a wrist shot that went in past Hiller who was screened by a teammate. David Perron put St. Louis up 3-2 when he dived to put in a deflected shot by Kevin Shattenkirk.