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    February 10, 2019 8:52 PM PST

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(AP) The St. Louis Blues are less interested in identifying why they’ve suddenly turned things around than they are in simply extending their improved play.After losing nine of 10 and fading in the playoff race, the Blues won their second consecutive game against a team they’re pursuing in the Western Conference, beating the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Monday night.St. Louis got goals from four players, two days after seven Blues scored in a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings.”We beat two teams we’re chasing in the standings,” coach Mike Yeo said. ”We could have put ourselves in a pretty dire situation, bury ourselves almost to the point of not having a chance.”Instead, a desperate Blues team is now one point back of Anaheim and Colorado for the final playoff spot in the West.Robert Bortuzzo, Ivan Barbashev, Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund scored for the Blues, who are uncertain what got them going.”I’m not actually sure http://www.officialhockeypanthersshop.com/authentic-adidas-james-reimer-jersey ,” Bortuzzo said. ”Everyone knows they have to bring it every night. I’m not sure what the pinpoint was for elevating our play, but we have done it.”It’s one thing to work hard, it’s another thing to work smart. And I think we’re doing that right now.”Corey Perry and Derek Grant scored for the Ducks, who lost their third straight. John Gibson stopped 18 shots.Anaheim had won seven of nine before hitting its current skid.”There really is no reason for it,” Kevin Bieksa said. ”It’s on us as players. We have to execute with the puck no matter the situation. When you don’t execute against a team like that, you get tired and frustrated. And that’s the result.”For the second consecutive game, the Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead.Bortuzzo, a defenseman, scored his second goal in two games and third of the season. Barbashev, a forward who plays on the fourth line Youth Jamie McGinn Jersey , scored on a rebound and added an assist.”It’s nice to chip in,” Bortuzzo said. ”It’s a fun atmosphere right now. We’re doing the right things and that’s why we’re getting rewarded with goals.”Everyone is doing their part right now. We’re getting goals from a lot of different sources.”The Ducks cut the St. Louis lead to 2-1 when Perry scored his 15th of the season, but each time Anaheim challenged, the Blues responded.”We need to understand there is a certain type of game that’s being played right now,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. ”We’ve given the opposition too many gifts. Those are mental breakdowns that have to be corrected.”Sobotka’s goal put St. Louis up 3-1, and after Chris Kelly’s shot deflected off Grant to pull Anaheim back within one, the Ducks turned it over and Berglund answered to put it away.”It just seems like we’re making the right decisions,” said Alex Pietrangelo, who had two assists. ”We’re picking each other up.”Jake Allen stopped 20 shots for the Blues.”We’re trending in the right direction,” Allen said. ”We still have a decent shot to get in there and make some noise. Hopefully we keep going.”NOTES: The loss snapped a nine-game point streak for the Ducks. . The Blues will continue to play teams they are trying to chase down in the West when they next host the Avalanche. . Anaheim’s Adam Henrique skated in his 500th career game.UP NEXTBlues: Return home to play Colorado on Thursday.Ducks: Play the second of four consecutive home games Wednesday against Vancouver.— Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings at PPG Paints Arena most likely will give Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray an opportunity for something of a fresh start.Murray Womens Jared McCann Jersey , who helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017, not played as well since, at least in part because of injuries. He is expected to start for Pittsburgh (14-11-6) after recovering from a lower-body injury.Murray was put on injured reserve on Thanksgiving after putting up the worst numbers of his career to that point in the season: 4-5-1, an .877 goals-against average and a 4.08 goals-against average.Article continues below ...The time off to heal could help him with a reset.“There’s always benefits,” Murray said of being out. “You’ve got to take the positives out of every situation and run with it. It’s not about dwelling on the fact that you’re not in the lineup or you’re not healthy but using your time to get better in any way that you can.”Murray came off IR Wednesday, but the Penguins opted to have him back up Casey DeSmith that night in a 6-3 loss at Chicago and again Friday in a 5-3 win against Boston, when DeSmith made a career-high 48 saves.“We’re trying to put Matt in the best possible position to be successful,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said of waiting until at least Saturday to start Murray.“He’s had one team practice and a morning skate (since getting full medical clearance).“The reality is, we’re playing back-to-backs, so they’re both going to get games. … When you look at the schedule Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey , both in the short-term playing back-to-back, but also in the bigger picture where we play six games in nine nights, both of these guys are going to get playing time.”The Kings (11-20-2) were already in Pittsburgh Friday and got to relax while the Penguins played.Not that their season has been very relaxing.The Kings sit last in the NHL. They lost Thursday at Columbus 4-1 and are 0-2-1 going into final game of a road trip.“We have to be a lot better if we want to win games in this league,” Kings center Jeff Carter said. “That’s the bottom line here. We need to have more from everybody, myself included.”There is a lot of statistical evidence to show that Los Angeles has earned its spot on the cellar.A glaring one is the 1-for-17 lull on the power play over the past eight games, along with giving up six opponent power-play goals in that span.“It’s been a common theme this year,” Carter said. “We’ve lost the special teams battles way too much this year, and it’s a huge, huge part of where we’re at.”Among the other defining numbers, the Kings are 1-13-1 when they trail after the first period Keith Yandle Jersey , 0-16-0 when they trail entering the third period.The Kings will be without defenseman Dion Phaneuf for the second straight game. He has returned to Los Angeles because of an upper-body injury.“He will be (out of the lineup) a little bit of time,” interim coach Willie Desjardins said.Pittsburgh could be without its top defenseman, Kris Letang, who left Friday’s game late in the third period with an apparent left leg injury after colliding with Boston’s Joakim Nordstrom. There was no postgame update on his status.