|STL||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|EDM||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||5|
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Ryan Smyth broke out of a goal drought at the St. Louis Blues' expense.
Smyth scored twice to help the Edmonton Oilers beat St. Louis 5-3 on Wednesday night, extending the Blues' winless streak to eight games.
``That was one of my better ones, no question,'' said Smyth, who hadn't scored since Jan. 17 _ an eight-game stretch. ``Obviously, everything's been magnified in the last month. So it's nice to chalk up a win and a couple of goals.
Smyth added a goal in the third to clinch the Oilers' third victory in their last four games.
``He's a real character guy, a real passionate guy,'' teammate Steve Staios said. ``It's good to see him come through. Sometimes you get into a situation where you can't put the puck in the back of the net. But it's certainly not for lack of effort from him.''
Chris Pronger, Jamal Mayers and Keith Tkachuk scored for the struggling Blues, who've lost a season-high four straight and are 0-7-1-0 in their last eight.
``There was hard work by both teams some good chances, some good hockey but we're finding ways to give them away,'' said former Oilers captain Doug Weight, who had a pair of assists for St. Louis. ``No excuses. We've got to find a way to win.''
|Keith Tkachuk (22) ASST: Doug Weight (35), Scott Mellanby (8)|
1 - 0 STL
|Ethan Moreau (13) ASST: Radek Dvorak (24), Steve Staios (15)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Radek Dvorak (11) ASST: Raffi Torres (10), Igor Ulanov (7)|
2 - 1 EDM
|Jamal Mayers (4) ASST: Christian Backman (9)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Chris Pronger (12) ASST: Doug Weight (36), Scott Mellanby (9)|
3 - 2 STL
|PPG - Ryan Smyth (14) ASST: Igor Ulanov (8), Ales Hemsky (18)|
3 - 3 Tie
|Shawn Horcoff (9) ASST: Steve Staios (16), Cory Cross (11)|
4 - 3 EDM
|Ryan Smyth (15) ASST: NONE|
5 - 3 EDM
|Aris Brimanis Slashing against Raffi Torres|
|Reed Low Hi-sticking|
|Shawn Horcoff Hooking against Scott Mellanby|
|Cory Cross Interference|
|Scott Mellanby Holding against Shawn Horcoff|
|Jason Smith Holding against Keith Tkachuk|
|Ryan Smyth Interference on goalkeeper against Christian Backman|
|Jeff Finley Hooking against Ryan Smyth|
|Chris Pronger Hi-sticking against Ryan Smyth|
|Ryan Smyth Hooking against Chris Pronger|
|SA: 9||TOI: 18:41|
|Saves: 8||EV: 8 - 9|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 0|
|SV%: .889||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 22||TOI: 40:00|
|Saves: 18||EV: 11 - 13|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 8|
|SV%: .818||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 26||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 23||EV: 15 - 17|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 8|
|SV%: .885||SH: 1 - 1|