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Super-scoring Ducks beat Blues 5-2

St. Louis Blues' Cam Janssen, left, and Anaheim Ducks' Steve Montador fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, California on Wednes...

St. Louis Blues' Cam Janssen, left, and Anaheim Ducks' Steve Montador fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, California on Wednes...

The high-scoring Anaheim Ducks beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday to record their eighth win in nine games.
Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller recorded 30 saves and watched the league's leading offense overpower yet another opponent. Ryan Getzlaf scored twice as Anaheim took their tally to an NHL-best 49 goals for the season. Anaheim improved to 9-5-1 with the win after getting the season off to a miserable 0-4-0.
"The team is playing well and everybody is contributing in different areas," Getzlaf told reporters. "It's a matter of things clicking right now, and we have to continue playing the way we are."
Rob Niedermayer took a pass from Samuel Pahlsson and put in a wrist shot that gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead just 36 seconds into the contest.
St. Louis center Patrik Berglund evened things up with a backhander three minutes later, before Anaheim's Teemu Selanne and the Blues' Andy McDonald traded strikes early in the second period to make it 2-2.
Corey Perry scored just before the six-minute mark in the second period to nose the Ducks in front before Getzlaf made it 4-2 at 15:23.
Getzlaf capped the scoring with an empty-netter with 1:05 remaining in the game.
Anaheim's talented center also added an assist and ran his points total to 18 for the season, tied for the NHL lead. Blues goalie Chris Mason recorded 22 saves before being pulled in favor of an extra offensive player on the ice with 1:39 to go.