Blues sink Mighty Ducks 3-2

Friday, March 26, 2004

ST. LOUIS -- Jamal Mayers scored the game-winner with his first goal in 18 games, and Chris Pronger had three assists in the St. Louis Blues' 3-2 victory over Anaheim on Thursday night.

The Blues have 83 points, tied with the Oilers for the eighth spot in the Western Conference, with six games to go in a tight four-team battle for the final two positions. At stake is their streak of 24 consecutive postseason appearances, the longest current run in professional sports.

Mayers had one assist since his last goal, a bad-angle game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes on Feb. 16. He also entered the game with a minus-20 rating, by far the worst on the team, before scoring on a deflection at 8:26 of the third period.

Pavol Demitra had a goal and an assist and Keith Tkachuk also scored for the Blues, who finished the season series 2-1-1 against the Mighty Ducks. St. Louis, playing on four days' rest, cranked it up in the final period after a so-so start.

Jason Krog and Rob Niedermayer scored for the Mighty Ducks, who had totaled 12 goals in winning their two previous games.

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