Vancouver Canucks vs Anaheim Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks continue a pivotal four-game homestand against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night at Honda Center.
The Ducks (34-24-12) lost to the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday night, extending their losing streak to three games and evened their record in March to 3-3-0. The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the second period and never trailed. Center Derek Grant got Anaheim to within 3-2 at 6:15 of the third period but a defensive zone giveaway by defenseman Kevin Bieksa led directly to a goal by the Blues' Patrick Berglund at 11:28 of the final period that sealed the victory.
The loss was costly for Anaheim, knocking them out of third place in the Pacific and out of a playoff spot in combination with the Los Angeles Kings' victory over the Canucks. The disappointment over the defeat focused on the team's mental approach against a St. Louis team that had only won twice in its last 11 games.Read More...