Saku Koivu added an empty-net goal and Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping the Ducks improve their league-leading record to 40-11-5 and their home mark to 22-2-2. They have won 22 of their last 26 games.
Winnik gave the Ducks a 4-2 lead with a short-handed goal, the ninth allowed this season by the Flyers — tying Edmonton for the league lead.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie