Blues 5, Mighty Ducks 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Ladislav Nagy and Scott Young scored in the second period, and Pierre Turgeon had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 5-1 on Sunday.
Chris Pronger scored a power-play goal, Jochen Hecht also scored and Lubos Bartecko, Dallas Drake and Sean Hill each had two assists for the Blues.
Roman Turek, who finished with 24 saves, lost his bid for a shutout when German Titov scored with 3:27 remaining.
Nagy, who scored two goals in 11 games with the Blues last season, opened the scoring 2:39 into the second period.
Young staked the Blues to a two-goal lead less than three minutes later with a goal 5:04 into the period. Young has four goals in three games.
Hecht converted a pass from Bartecko 15:25 into the second period, giving the Blues a 3-0 lead.
Turek raised his record against the Ducks to 4-0-2.
The Mighty Ducks are 1-7-1 in their last nine home games against St. Louis.
Notes: The crowd of 11,134 was the smallest in the 270 regular-season games the Mighty Ducks have played at the Pond since the team entered the NHL in 1993. The previous low was 12,047 who witnessed a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Dec. 1, 1999. Friday night, the Mighty Ducks failed to sell out the home opener for the first time in club history. ... St. Louis’ season-opening four-game road trip matches its longest ever to open a season in the franchise’s 34-year history. It also happened in 1984-85, when the Blues finished 37-31-12 and won the Norris Division title. ... Blues highly-touted rookie defenseman Mike Van Ryn, who was a minus-2 last Thursday night at Phoenix in his pro debut, was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. ... Sunday marked exactly seven years since Hill _ playing for his third team since leaving Anaheim at the end of their inaugural 1993-94 season _ scored the first goal in Mighty Ducks history. ... Ducks enforcer Jim Cummins received a game misconduct for being the third man in, during an altercation between teammate Patrick Traverse and Reid Simpson with 8:46 remaining. ... St. Louis center Michal Handzus has yet to play this season because of an abdominal strain he suffered shortly after ending his contract holdout a week into the preseason.