Series (Game 1 of 4)

Anaheim leads 3-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 19th
Game 2: Friday, October 28th
Game 3: Wednesday, December 21st
Game 4: Saturday, December 31st

Ducks 2

(2-3-1, 5 pts)

Blues 3

(2-4-0, 4 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 19, 2005

Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 T
ANA 1 0 12
STL 0 1 23

P. Lalime (Blues - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: .933

D. McAmmond (Blues - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Hoggan (Blues - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Anaheim (2-2-1) at St Louis (1-4-0) 8:00 pm EDT

Anaheim (2-2-1) at St Louis (1-4-0), 8:00 pm EDT

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim hope to have a couple of injured stars back when they try to end their skid against the struggling St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.

Losers in three of their last four games, the Mighty Ducks have been without center Sergei Federov (groin strain) and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh (illness) in their last two contests.

After beating Columbus on Friday, Anaheim was defeated by Minnesota, 4-1, on Sunday. Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere had his worst game of the season, getting pulled five minutes into the third period after giving up four goals on just 19 shots.

The Blues have had problems keeping the puck out of the net all season. They have allowed 21 goals in just five games for a 4.20 goals-against average - second-worst in the NHL.

Goalie Patrick Lalime has struggled mightily in his first season in St. Louis. After picking up his first win of the season October 11 against Chicago, Lalime gave up three goals in 23 shots in a 4-1 loss to Nashville on Saturday.

St. Louis posted a 2-1-1 mark against Anaheim in 2003-04 with both victories coming here. In fact, the Ducks have won just twice here in their last 10 games.