St Louis (16-21-3) at Edmonton (19-18-3), 8:00 pm EST
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) — The St. Louis Blues will seek
their third straight victory as they continue their trip through
Western Canada against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
Brad Boyes snapped a tie late in the third period with a
power-play goal and B.J. Crombeen scored 21 seconds later on
Friday as the Blues skated to a 6-4 victory over the Vancouver
David Backes and rookie Patrik Berglund each netted a goal and
set up another and All-Star Keith Tkachuk added a pair of
assists for the Blues, who will visit the Calgary Flames on
Tuesday to conclude the road trip.
Alex Steen and T.J. Oshie also scored and Manny Legace made 18
saves Friday for St. Louis, which had lost 10 of its previous 13
contests. The Blues, who have not won four in a row this
season, will now look for their third three-game winning streak
of the season.
The Oilers are wrapping up a five-game homestand. Friday’s 4-1
setback to the San Jose Sharks may have been very costly to
Edmonton, which lost All-Star defenseman Sheldon Souray and Zack
Stortini to injuries.
The 32-year-old Souray departed with just under 13 minutes
remaining in the second period after being slashed on the left
hand by San Jose’s Tomas Plihal. He has recorded a team-leading
12 goals and 17 assists in 38 games this season.
Stortini, who has a goal and three points on the campaign,
injured his leg during a fight with Brad Staubitz.