Bernier out-duels Allen while Ducks end Blues’ streak
Both Jonathan Bernier and Jake Allen have enjoyed resounding turnarounds after serious struggles earlier this season. On Wednesday, it was Bernier who came up on top.
The red-hot Anaheim Ducks goalie stopped 26 out of 27 shots as the Ducks beat the Blues 2-1, clearly grabbing the second spot in the Pacific with 84 standings points.
Bernier extended his own winning streak to four games, ending the Blues five-game run in the process. Bernier’s also won five of his last six.
Now, Bernier wasn’t the only Ducks player who deserves the spotlight for this win. Ryan Getzlaf factored into both Anaheim goals, grabbing an assist and scoring this nice game-winner shorthanded:
The loss parks the Blues at 77 points, thwarting an attempt to take the Central’s third spot from Nashville. It also keeps St. Louis from increasing its lead for the West’s final wild card spot.