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Ducks edge Blues in shootout

Oct 31, 2006 - 4:32 AM ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf showed the St. Louis Blues how it's done in a shootout

Selanne scored the shootout clincher after Getzlaf put the Anaheim Ducks in front, leading to a 6-5 victory over the Blues.

Anaheim relinquished leads of 3-1 and 5-3 but had enough left to remain the only Western Conference team without a regulation loss this season.

"We blew a 3-1 lead and a 5-3 lead, but the win is the biggest positive," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "We know we can play a better brand of hockey than we played tonight. We're an aggressive team, we like to play an up-tempo game and we like to get involved."

Defenseman Scott Niedermayer tallied and Dustin Penner had an assist and scored on a fluke goal as the Ducks won their first shootout in four chances.

"We didn't play a full 60 minutes," Ducks left wing Travis Moen said. "They got things going on us, and we're just happy we got things going in the shootout."

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 19 shots and went unscored upon in the shootout for Anaheim, which has won its last five meetings with St. Louis.

"It's just one of those games," Giguere said. "I'm not going to beat myself up because I gave up five goals. The key thing is we got the win."

Keith Tkachuk had a goal and two assists for the Blues and Radek Dvorak tallied with 1:04 remaining in regulation to tie the game at 5-5.

"There is no quit in this team," Tkachuk said. "We have to play hard. This team battled to earn a point."

St. Louis netminder Curtis Sanford stopped 28 shots. However, he mistakenly knocked the puck into his own net and Penner was credited with the goal.

"It was an ugly game, and we were uglier," Sanford said.

The Blues have lost four of five, giving up 20 goals in that span.

"By falling behind by two goals, it's not comfortable on coaches," Blues coach Mike Kitchen said. "And we're not comfortable with the lead, either. Instead of going hard, we seem to lay back and we are not pro-active enough."






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