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game recap

Oilers beat Blues 2-1 in OT, stretch win streak to four

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers beat Blues 2-1 in OT, stretch win streak to four
St. Louis Blues 1, Edmonton Oilers 2

The Oilers and Blues took a while to get going Saturday night, and after third-period goals by Ryan Jones and Eric Brewer, found themselves even after 60 minutes. But only 23 seconds into overtime, Taylor Hall caught a breakaway and fired home the game-winner to secure a 2-1 win for Edmonton and extend the club's winning streak to four games.

Under the Scope

At the other end of the ice, Nikolai Khabibulin made 31 saves for the win and first-star honours.

FIRST PERIOD

St. Louis was trigger happy in the game's first few minutes, firing four shots on Khabibulin while the Oilers could get only one on Jaroslav Halak.

At 3:15, Colin Fraser and Stefan Della Rovere got feisty and dropped their gloves for a short brawl on the Blues blue line. Edmonton exploded following the scrap and peppered Halak with the puck, but the club hit only leather and iron, no net.

Despite the Oilers attempts, the Blues maintained a slim shot lead and held it until the end of the period.

SECOND PERIOD

The Blues came out strong in the middle frame, fueled in part by the game's first power-play. Although the visitors added four shots on the man-advantage, the opening goal remained elusive and Dustin Penner was able to complete his two minutes for boarding.

St. Louis topped 20 shortly after the power-play, but Khabibulin turned them all away, including a stealthy right pad block that stunned Andy McDonald and thrilled the crowd.

With less than two minutes left on the clock, the Oilers benefited from their first power-play when Dave Scatchard was called for hooking. Edmonton couldn't capitalize in the middle frame but carried 13 seconds of man-advantage into the third.

THIRD PERIOD

Although the Oilers couldn't beat Halak on the remainder of their man-advantage, they managed to get the best of him shortly thereafter. After surging into the offensive zone, Magnus Paajarvi spotted Jones on his left wing and chipped the puck over to his linemate, who tipped it top shelf to make it 1-0 Edmonton.

It took over 10 minutes, but the Blues eventually matched with a goal of their own. Shortly after his club cracked 30 shots, Brewer wired home a slapper from the point to tie the game at one with 6:27 left in regulation.

The score stayed even until the buzzer signalled 60 minutes, pushing the game into overtime.

OVERTIME

Sudden death was quick. Only 23 seconds into the extra frame, Taylor Hall caught a breakaway and snapped the puck past Halak to secure a 2-1 win for the Oilers and stretch the club's winning streak to four.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
02:32
EDM
Ryan Jones (6) ASST: Magnus Paajarvi (7), Sam Gagner (10)
1 - 0 EDM
13:33
STL
Eric Brewer (4) ASST: Erik Johnson (7), B.J. Crombeen (2)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
00:23
EDM
Taylor Hall (9) ASST: Ryan Whitney (21)
2 - 1 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
03:15
STL
Stefan Della Rovere  Fighting (maj) against  Colin Fraser
03:15
EDM
Colin Fraser  Fighting (maj) against  Stefan Della Rovere
08:27
STL
Ian Cole  Holding against  Magnus Paajarvi
08:27
EDM
Magnus Paajarvi  Holding the stick against  Ian Cole
2nd Period
08:48
EDM
Dustin Penner  Boarding against  Carlo Colaiacovo
18:14
STL
Dave Scatchard  Hooking against  Dustin Penner
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jaroslav Halak
Jaroslav Halak
10-7-3
SA: 26TOI: 60:10
Saves: 24EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .923SH: 0 - 0
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 32TOI: 60:23
Saves: 31EV: 27 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .969SH: 0 - 0