Blues score three in opening 2:06, cruise to win against Ducks


ANAHEIM — The St. Louis Blues scored three goals in the opening 2:06 and defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-1 at Honda Center on Saturday.

They are the fastest three goals to start a game in St. Louis history, and the fifth fastest in NHL history.

Jordan Kyrou scored two goals and had an assist, and David Perron and Zach Sanford each had a goal and an assist for the Blues (5-2-1), who are 3-1-1 in their past five games.

Max Jones scored for the Ducks (3-4-2), who have scored two goals or fewer in eight of nine games.

Ryan Miller made 21 saves in relief after John Gibson allowed three goals on six shots. Gibson entered the game with a 1.87 goals-against average, a .942 save percentage and two shutouts.

Kyrou scored to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead 20 seconds into the game after Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler was unable to clear a long rebound.

Sanford scored his first goal of the season on his own rebound at 57 seconds to make it 2-0, and Kyrou scored his second goal on a breakaway to make it 3-0 at 2:06.

Jones pushed in a rebound following a St. Louis turnover in its own zone to make it 3-1 at 16:59. It was his first goal.

Perron made it 4-1 at 7:30 of the second period when he scored off a centering pass from Ryan O’Reilly.

Kyle Clifford scored on a delayed penalty at 2:59 of the third period to make it 5-1, and Vince Dunn made it 6-1 with a power-play goal at 5:17.

The Blues and Ducks are scheduled to play here again Sunday.

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