Blues remain top seed in the West

March 13, 2014 18:18:30 UK

The St Louis Blues still have the best record in the NHL after the Anaheim Ducks were flambeed by the Flames in Calgary on Wednesday evening.

Mark Giordano, TJ Galiardi, Mike Cammalleri and Mikael Backlund were all on target in the first period for the hosts at the Scotiabank Saddledome as Calgary jumped all over the visitors from Southern California.

When Backlund notched his second and the Flames’ fifth early in the second the game was done and dusted as Calgary ran out 7-2 winners.

The Ducks continue on to the Pepsi Center in Denver on Friday to visit the Colorado Avalanche and may well do so in second place in the Pacific Division after the San Jose Sharks play the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders on Thursday and Friday.

Meanwhile, the Blues welcome in the Edmonton Oilers to the Scottrade Center in St Louis after seeing their five-game winning streak come to a halt at the hands of the Dallas Stars earlier in the week. Even in defeat the Blues picked up a regulation point before falling to a Jamie Benn goal in overtime. St Louis take a brief trip to Nashville over the weekend before returning home to entertain the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.

Down in Los Angeles, the Kings are back on the ice when the Toronto Maple Leafs are the visitors to the Staples Center. Still mired in sixth place in the Western Conference, and unlikely to change that through the end of the regular season, the Kings have quietly put together an eight-game winning streak.

The Blues areĀ 5.75 to win the Stanley Cup, while the Kings can be backed at 6.50.

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