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Game Highlights 50.0: St. Louis Blues beat Edmonton Oilers 6-3

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Photo credit:© Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Cam Lewis
2 months ago
The Edmonton Oilers continue to teeter-totter, as they’ve gone loss-win-loss-win-loss since coming out of the All-Star Break. They kicked off a three-game road trip on Thursday with a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues and looked much more like the team we saw start poorly in October and November than the one that was unbeatable in January.
Below are the highlights from the game.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS PRESENTED BY BEYTWAY


The Oilers appeared to open the scoring early in the first period but the goal was waved off because of goaltender interference by Corey Perry.
The Blues wound up grabbing the first lead of the game a few minutes later when Robert Thomas finally buried a shot past Stuart Skinner after he stopped a few other chances.
Leon Draisaitl tied the score at 1-1 with a one-timer on the power play, good for his 26th goal of the season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who matched Mark Messier for the third most all-time games played by an Edmonton Oiler, put his team in front in the final minute of the first frame.
That was the only lead the Oilers would have throughout the game, as the Blues took over in the second period. Early in the second, former Edmonton Oil King Jake Neighbours knotted the game at 2-2.
Later in the period, Torey Krug put the Blues back in front with just his second goal of the season. Krug was able to skate in from the point to the slot and bury a puck that was thrown out front.
The Oilers ran into penalty troubles in the second period and Jordan Kyrou and Pavel Buchnevich buried goals to extend St. Louis’ lead while Vincent Desharnais and Connor Brown were in the box.
The bright spot of the second half of the game came in the third period when Corey Perry scored his first goal as a member of the Oilers.
The Oilers pulled their goalie with over three minutes left on the clock to try to claw back but Brandon Saad iced the game with a long shot into the empty net.

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