First Period Recap:
The Ducks started the game on the penalty kill. No? Oh! Perhaps it was their terrible play and the way St. Louis completely dominated the game that gave that impression.
Not that it mattered. 5:01 into the game, Emerson Etem took a tripping penalty that allowed the actual St. Louis power play to shine and the Ducks quickly found themselves down 1-0.
The Ducks then continued to sit back and watch St. Louis play the game until 11:09 when Bobby Ryan finally got control of the puck and scored on the Ducks FIRST shot on goal in this game. That's right, the carryover from the loss in Dallas where the Ducks shot only once in third period lasted through the first 11:00 minutes of this game as well.
The momentum that the Ducks felt from Bobby’s quick tally wouldn’t last long. St. Louis dominated the Ducks in their own zone and found the back of the net with 4:30 left in the period. The change of the emotions gave St. Louis the upper-hand for the remainder of the first period. In the waning moments, Viktor Fasth gave up a fat rebound and the Ducks headed to the locker room down 3-1 after 20 minutes of play.
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