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Ducks @ Blues PREVIEW: Hockey Notes

The Ducks cap off the road trip against a motivated Blues team.

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Game #68

Anaheim Ducks @ St. Louis Blues

Friday, March 10th, 2016, 5:00 PM PST

Scottrade Center


Radio: AM 830,

Your Enemy: St. Louis Game Time

The Ducks conclude their weird 2-game Central Division roadtrip with the second of a back-to-back against the St. Louis Blues.

The Ducks are running high after stealing a win from the Chicago Blackhawks on the road last night in which they were out-shot 43-26.

Jonathan Bernier had arguably the best game of his career never looking truly out of position and robbing guys like Artemi Panarin and Jonathan Towes with spectacular saves left and right.

Even though they pulled out a victory (woo Scorey Perry!), the Ducks continued the trend of only showing up to play for 40 minutes rather than an entire 60. Carlyle will undoubtedly be looking for his team to tie up some loose ends and continue charging forward to fend off the rampaging Calgary Flames who have won their last 8 straight games.

It’s likely we could see Jhonas Enroth make his Ducks debut tonight after serving as Bernier’s backup since John Gibson went down with a lower body injury. Gibson traveled with the team to take shots and participate in practice, however he is not expected to see any game action until the Ducks return home.

The Blues, on the other hand just recently snapped a 5-game losing streak with back-to back wins. They are currently fighting for their lives in the playoff race holding the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference by just one point over the Kings.

St. Louis is currently playing with a newfound shot of confidence given their recent wins which should prove to be a challenge for a Ducks team that may see some weary legs set in as the game moves along.

The Ducks have 14 games remaining in the regular season, with 9 of those games coming against teams currently sitting in playoff position. The home-stretch will be perhaps the greatest test Anaheim will have this season in determining where they stand as a team heading into the postseason.