Barbashev leads Blues to 4-2 win over Ducks

St. Louis Blues' Vince Dunn (29) collides with teammate Jordan Schmaltz, right, as he moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks' Ondrej Kase, of the Czech Rep

St. Louis Blues' Vince Dunn (29) collides with teammate Jordan Schmaltz, right, as he moves the puck past Anaheim Ducks' Ondrej Kase, of the Czech Rep

St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, left, and Anaheim Ducks' Chris Kelly chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12,

St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen, left, and Anaheim Ducks' Chris Kelly chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12,

St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo, center, celebrates his goal with Nikita Soshnikov, left, of Russia, and Alex Pietrangelo during the first period of

St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo, center, celebrates his goal with Nikita Soshnikov, left, of Russia, and Alex Pietrangelo during the first period of

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen stops a shot by Anaheim Ducks' Andrew Cogliano during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 12,

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen stops a shot by Anaheim Ducks' Andrew Cogliano during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 12,

Anaheim Ducks' Brandon Montour, left, and St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Sobotka, of the Czech Republic, fight for the puck during the third period of an N

Anaheim Ducks' Brandon Montour, left, and St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Sobotka, of the Czech Republic, fight for the puck during the third period of an N

Anaheim Ducks' Chris Kelly, left, is checked by St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 12, 201

Anaheim Ducks' Chris Kelly, left, is checked by St. Louis Blues' Alexander Steen during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 12, 201

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Sobotka, center, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anahe

St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Sobotka, center, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anahe

Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry, center, moves the puck under pressure by St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo during the second period of an NHL hockey game M

Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry, center, moves the puck under pressure by St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo during the second period of an NHL hockey game M

Anaheim Ducks' Kevin Bieksa, left, collides with St. Louis Blues' Chris Thorburn during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12, 2018,

Anaheim Ducks' Kevin Bieksa, left, collides with St. Louis Blues' Chris Thorburn during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12, 2018,

St. Louis Blues' Chris Thorburn, left, drops his stick while fighting for the puck with Anaheim Ducks' Adam Henrique during the first period of an NHL

St. Louis Blues' Chris Thorburn, left, drops his stick while fighting for the puck with Anaheim Ducks' Adam Henrique during the first period of an NHL

St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo (41) shoots under pressure by Anaheim Ducks' Hampus Lindholm, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey gam

St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo (41) shoots under pressure by Anaheim Ducks' Hampus Lindholm, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey gam

Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Kesler, top, shoves St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12, 2018, in Anahe

Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Kesler, top, shoves St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 12, 2018, in Anahe

St. Louis Blues' Ivan Barbashev, right, of Russia, is defended by Anaheim Ducks' Kevin Bieksa during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Ma

St. Louis Blues' Ivan Barbashev, right, of Russia, is defended by Anaheim Ducks' Kevin Bieksa during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Ma

St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, bottom center, is shoved by Anaheim Ducks' Josh Manson in front of Ducks goalie John Gibson during the first period o

St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz, bottom center, is shoved by Anaheim Ducks' Josh Manson in front of Ducks goalie John Gibson during the first period o

St. Louis Blues' Chris Thorburn, center, falls to the ice as he reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks' Hampus Lindholm, left, of Sweden, during t

St. Louis Blues' Chris Thorburn, center, falls to the ice as he reaches for the puck against Anaheim Ducks' Hampus Lindholm, left, of Sweden, during t

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Barbashev had a goal and an assist to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Monday night.

Robert Bortuzzo, Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, who have won consecutive games after losing nine of 10. They began the night three points out of a playoff spot in the crowded Western Conference race.

Alex Pietrangelo had two assists and Jake Allen made 21 saves.

Corey Perry and Derek Grant scored for the Ducks, who lost their third straight. Anaheim entered third in the Pacific Division, one point behind San Jose and one ahead of Los Angeles. Both those teams were still playing when the Ducks' game ended.

John Gibson stopped 18 shots.

Anaheim pulled to 3-2 at 6:15 of the third period when Chris Kelly sent a wrist shot from beyond the circle that deflected off Grant and sailed past Allen for his ninth goal.

But the Blues quickly responded, turning an Anaheim turnover into a 4-2 lead. Bergland emerged with the puck and fired in his ninth goal.

For the second consecutive game, the Blues broke out to a 2-0 lead.

They opened the scoring 17:33 into the first period when a quick pass from Pietrangelo found Bortuzzo in the middle of the ice. His wrist shot sailed just above the right leg pad of Gibson and into the net.

It was Bortuzzo's eighth goal of the season, but third in four games.

Three minutes into the second, the Blues went up 2-0 when Barbashev knocked in the rebound of Pietrangelo's shot for his seventh goal.

Anaheim got one back later in the second when Ryan Getzlaf sent a sharp pass between the legs of Berglund to a waiting Perry, stationed just beyond the crease. He deflected the puck in for his 15th goal.

St. Louis regained its two-goal lead at 16:50 of the second when Sobotka took a strong pass and snapped a shot under Gibson for his 10th goal.

UP NEXT

Blues: Return home to play Colorado on Thursday.

Ducks: Play the second of four consecutive home games Wednesday against Vancouver.

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