ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jonas Hiller made 18 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, Andrew Cogliano scored in the opening minutes, and the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks returned from their Olympic break with a 1-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
Brian Elliott stopped 18 shots for the Blues just a few hours after St. Louis acquired star goalie Ryan Miller in a five-player trade with the Buffalo Sabres that included goalie Jaroslav Halak.
Hiller came back strong from the break after posting two shutouts for Switzerland in Sochi, earning his 21st career shutout. Cogliano’s early goal stood up in a hard-hitting, choppy game between two of the NHL’s best teams.
St. Louis still hasn’t scored after the break, taking its first two shutout losses of the season.