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Ducks Hold Off Blues, Climb into Playoff Position
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Jason Blake scored two goals, Ray Emery made 30 saves in his first start for Anaheim, and the Ducks climbed into an eighth-place tie in the Western Conference standings with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

Blake scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period of the Ducks' sixth victory in eight games, pulling them even with Calgary at 81 points. Anaheim also has two games in hand on the Flames, who visit Honda Center on Sunday.

Nathan Oystrick scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 shots for the Blues, who opened a four-game trip with their ninth loss in 13 games. The loss capped an unsettling day for the Blues after Chairman Dave Checketts announced the franchise is for sale.

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