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(Sports Network) - The St. Louis Blues have been playing better hockey as of late, but they'll face a tough test tonight when they continue their West Coast road trip against the conference-leading Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center.

The Blues had won eight of their last 11 outings, including three in a row, when they began this four-game swing Monday in Phoenix. St. Louis came up just short in the opener, as the Coyotes' Ladislav Nagy scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give Phoenix a hard-fought 5-4 decision.

Radek Dvorak scored once and assisted on another for the Blues, who still managed a point for the fourth straight game, and Peter Cajanek notched a pair of assists. Christian Backman, Dennis Wideman and Peter Sejna also had goals for St. Louis.

Manny Legace made 39 saves in regulation and overtime, but was beaten on two of four chances in the shootout.

The Blues, who will also play Los Angeles and San Jose on the trek, are just 7-10-5 on the road this season.

Anaheim leads the NHL with 68 points at the moment and has dominated this series recently. The Ducks have won five straight over St. Louis, including a pair of victories already this season.

The Blues have are also winless in their last seven visits to the Honda Center, suffering six losses and a tie over that span. St. Louis last won in Anaheim on March 17, 2002.

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