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NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Edmonton



(Tuesday, January 7th)

Final Score: St. Louis 5, Edmonton 2

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - David Backes' power-play goal in the second period proved to be the difference as the St. Louis Blues took a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Chris Stewart, Maxim Lapierre, Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund also scored for the Blues, winners in six straight. Brian Elliot made 16 saves in the win.

Nail Yakupov and Mark Arcobello scored one goal apiece for the Oilers, losers in five of their last six games. Ilya Bryzgalov allowed four goals on 29 shots in the loss.

Stewart's power-play goal at 12:46 of the first period have the Blues a 1-0 lead. Stewart weaved through defenders and had an open look, but was turned away by Bryzgalov. Derek Roy, though, found Stewart at the point and he unleashed a slapshot for his fourth goal in two games against Edmonton.

Yakupov scored 1:36 into the second period when his snap shot from the left circle eluded traffic and found the back of the net.

Lapierre put the Blues back in front with his wrister just 42 seconds later. Lapierre corralled the puck in the corner and drove to the net and beat Bryzgalov for the 2-1 edge.

Arcobello's fourth goal of the season knotted things up at 2-2 when he blasted a wrister into the back of the net at the 5:10 mark.

Backes' marker at 10:56 gave St. Louis the lead for good. Backes took a pass at the left circle and was able to thread a shot past Bryzgalov.

"They played us pretty hard for the first half of the game before we got a power-play goal that allowed us to lock down the hatches after that," said Backes.

Taresnko blasted a shot off the draw to make it 4-2, and Berglund scored on an empty net in the third for the final margin.

"I didn't love our start," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. "I thought we were watching them play, especially in our own zone, we weren't initiating contact."

Game Notes

The Blues improved to 20-0-2 when leading after two periods ... St. Louis scored five goals for the 13th time this season ... Edmonton fell to 2-23-1 when trailing after two periods.

01/08 01:44:31 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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