St. Louis 6, Anaheim 3
Feb. 13, 2000
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Pavol Demitra scored a career-high three goals in the St. Louis Blues' 6-3 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Saturday night.
Demitra's goals helped St. Louis rebound from a 3-1 deficit and beat Anaheim for the first time in five games at Kiel Center.
Paul Kariya scored twice for Anaheim, which had its road unbeaten streak stopped at five.
Bryan Helmer's first career goal gave St. Louis a 4-3 lead in the third period. Helmer, a defenseman recalled from Worcester of the AHL on Feb. 11, beat Anaheim goalie Guy Hebert at 10:47 of the period.
Scott Young scored his 17th at 2:02 of the first period to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. Anaheim's Kip Miller tied it with a power-play goal at 10:21.
Kariya scored at 13:36 of the first to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead.
With St. Louis short-handed in the second period, Kariya banked the puck off Blues defenseman Chris Pronger from behind the net at 10:59 to increase Anaheim's lead to 3-1. It was the seventh consecutive game the Mighty Ducks scored on the power play.
Kariya's goals, which give him 34 this season, extended his personal goal-scoring streak to three.
Teemu Selanne assisted on both of Kariya's goals to extend his scoring streak to 10.
Demitra, who has 24 goals, got his first of the game at 15:18 of the second to slice Anaheim's lead to 3-2.
At 2:07 of the third, Demitra scored a power-play goal to tie it 3-3.
After Helmer's goal gave St. Louis the lead, Demitra completed the hat trick at 12:49 of the third to make it 5-3. Jamal Mayers added an empty-netter to cap the scoring.
Hebert made 30 saves, while St. Louis goalie Roman Turek stopped 20 shots.
St. Louis defenseman Al MacInnis was scratched because of back spasms.