St. Louis 5, Ducks 0

Andy McDonald scored twice, and got more cheers than the Ducks did in Honda Center.

The Ducks had their chances early but failed to execute, going 0-for-3 on their first-period power play attempts and finishing 0-for-6. St. Louis, meanwhile, went 2-for-6 officially, but also scored their fourth goal with Joffrey Lupul a few steps out of the box.

Jonas Hiller (9-of-12) was pulled from his first start of the season, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (18-of-20) fared slightly better in relief.

But the Ducks were clearly frustrated by their own shortcomings and a fine night by Ty Conklin (26-of-26), taking an unsportsmanlike penalty and, later, a fight during a commercial break in the third period.

More details in tomorrow’s editions.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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