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Husso gets first NHL win, Blues top Ducks to sweep two-game set

Schenn scores twice, increases point streak to seven games for St. Louis

by Dan Arritt / Independent Correspondent

Husso's terrific pad save

STL@ANA: Husso denies Agozzino with his left pad

Ville Husso makes a terrific left pad save on Andrew Agozzino in the 2nd period

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ANAHEIM -- Ville Husso made 25 saves for his first NHL win, and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 at Honda Center on Sunday.

"I got the puck," Husso said. "It's in my pocket right now."

Brayden Schenn scored two goals for the Blues (6-2-1), who won all three games on the road trip.

"It's a really good road trip by our team," St. Louis coach Craig Berube said. "You've got to find ways to win games, and in a shortened season like this, it's really important. We did that this trip."

Video: STL@ANA: Schenn's redirection ties the game

Jakob Silfverberg scored for the Ducks (3-5-2), who have scored two goals or fewer in nine of 10 games.

John Gibson made 19 saves in his second start in two nights. He was replaced Saturday after allowing three goals in the first 2:06 of a 6-1 loss to the Blues.

"We are going to take some positives out of tonight, compared to the night before," Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said. "We were doing a lot of very good things. We're just going to have to continue to do those things, do some other things better, and get a little luck on our side as well."

Video: STL@ANA: Silfverberg nets PPG through Rakell screen

The Blues scored four straight goals after falling behind 1-0 for their sixth straight regular-season victory at the Ducks, their longest active road winning streak.

Sammy Blais gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead at 14:59 of the second period, scoring from the slot off a pass from behind the net from Robert Thomas.

Schenn scored his second goal of the game and sixth of the season on a power play for a 3-1 lead at 1:07 of the third period. He has 10 points (six goals, four assists) during a seven-game point streak.

Colton Parayko made it 4-1 when his shot from the right point deflected off an Anaheim player and went through Gibson's pads at 2:17.

Video: STL@ANA: Parayko's slap shot deflects in off defender

"They get two goals in the third period, one off of our stick and one off of our elbow," Eakins said. "When we hit somebody's stick or elbow, it goes in the corner. It hits us tonight, it goes in our net."

The Ducks came in last in the NHL on the power play at 1-for-21 (4.8 percent), but Silfverberg scored off the face-off on their first man-advantage for a 1-0 lead at 4:54 of the first period.

Ryan Getzlaf backhanded a pass to Silfverberg at the left point, and he skated to the top of the left circle before taking a wrist shot. The puck nicked St. Louis defenseman Justin Faulk and skittered past Husso.

Husso, making his second NHL start, made 24 straight saves after the goal.

"Obviously he's been waiting for this moment," Schenn said of Husso. "I don't think we've played as good as we need to in the (previous) 1 1/2 games in front of him, and tonight he held us in it early. He made some quality saves and is very deserving of his first win, so that'll be a good confidence booster for him."

Schenn tied it 1-1 at 10:13 of the second period when he dove and tipped in a shot from Faulk.

"Most teams, they'll try to box out and try and not let you get to the front of the net, and sometimes you've got to win the races," Schenn said. "I kind of seen once (Faulk) held the puck and had a little patience, I knew he was probably looking for it, so you try and win your battles."

NOTES: Anaheim scratched forward Adam Henrique, who led the Ducks in goals (26) and points (43) last season. Henrique has one goal and one assist in nine games this season. … Ducks forward Andrew Agozzino was recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Sunday and made his season debut. He had a game-high six blocked shots and three hits in 16:00 while centering the third line. ... Ducks forward Troy Terry, who was a healthy scratch on Saturday, was minus-2 in 12:59 while playing on the top line with Getzlaf (12:49) and Max Jones (11:04). … St. Louis forward Tyler Bozak missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury.

Video: Schenn, Husso lift Blues to 4-1 win

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