Roloson, Kotalik lift Oilers in shootout

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ales Kotalik scored the shootout
winner, and the Edmonton Oilers improved their playoff chances
with a 2-1 victory over the hard-charging St. Louis Blues on
Tuesday night.

Sheldon Souray also scored for the Oilers, who ended a skid of
three consecutive overtime losses and moved into a tie with the
Nashville Predators for seventh in the Western Conference with
75 points.

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David Backes had the lone goal for the Blues, who have lost two
of three after winning seven of 10 to get back into postseason
contention. The Blues are three points behind the Oilers and