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Stewart's hat trick powers Blues past Oilers

Saturday, 12.21.2013 / 10:53 PM

Derek Van Diest - NHL.com Correspondent

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Stewart's hat trick powers Blues past Oilers
St. Louis Blues 6, Edmonton Oilers 0
Three Stars of the Game
Chris Stewart
1st
Chris Stewart
G: 3Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 13:42
Jaden Schwartz
2nd
Jaden Schwartz
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 17:36
Brian Elliott
3rd
Brian Elliott
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 18-18
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0

EDMONTON -- Chris Stewart had his third career hat trick to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Saturday night.

Stewart scored the opening goal in the first period, assisted on Brenden Morrow's goal in the second and added two goals in the third. Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund also scored in the final period the Blues, and Brian Elliott made 23 saves for his second shutout of the season and the 23rd of his career.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 27 saves for the Oilers, who have lost a season-high six in a row. Edmonton was shut out for the third time in its last five games and the sixth time this season.

Stewart opened the scoring at 11:57 of the first period, shortly after a Blues penalty to David Backes had expired. The play began in the Blues zone when Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference took a bad-angled shot that rimmed around the boards toward Backes as he was coming out of the penalty box.

The Blues captain, making his return to the lineup after missing two games with a concussion, was unable to catch up to the puck but forced Bryzgalov to come out of his crease to play it. Bryzgalov played the puck off the glass to Schwartz, who found Stewart unattended in front as the Oilers were making a change.

Morrow made it 2-0 at 5:50 of the second period, finishing off a three-way passing play inside the Oilers zone. Derek Roy found Stewart with a cross-ice feed, and Stewart found Morrow in front.

The Blues blew the game open in the third period

Stewart scored at 1:46, finishing off a Berglund centering feed and beating Bryzgalov from in tight.

Schwartz made it 4-0 at 2:38 beating Bryzgalov with a long wrist shot that fooled the Oilers goaltender. Stewart completed his hat trick at 7:27 during a 4-on-3 power play, tapping in a cross-crease feed from Roy. Berglund completed the scoring at 12:42 with a shorthanded goal, the League-high ninth allowed by the Oilers this season.

The Oilers host the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, the same night the Blues visit the Calgary Flames.

scoring summary
1st Period
11:57
STL
Chris Stewart (11) ASST: Jaden Schwartz (15)
1 - 0 STL
2nd Period
05:50
STL
Brenden Morrow (6) ASST: Chris Stewart (8), Derek Roy (18)
2 - 0 STL
3rd Period
01:46
STL
Chris Stewart (12) ASST: Patrik Berglund (10), Barret Jackman (7)
3 - 0 STL
02:38
STL
Jaden Schwartz (10) ASST: T.J. Oshie (26)
4 - 0 STL
07:27
STL
PPG - Chris Stewart (13) ASST: Derek Roy (19), Kevin Shattenkirk (21)
5 - 0 STL
12:42
STL
Patrik Berglund (3) ASST: Alex Pietrangelo (18), Magnus Paajarvi (1)
6 - 0 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
08:02
EDM
Anton Belov  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
09:47
STL
Patrik Berglund  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Ference
14:34
STL
David Backes  Tripping against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2nd Period
06:11
STL
David Backes  Boarding against  Jesse Joensuu
09:00
EDM
Jeff Petry  Tripping against  Brenden Morrow
18:24
EDM
Sam Gagner  Hooking against  Alexander Steen
3rd Period
06:50
EDM
Luke Gazdic  Roughing against  David Backes
06:50
STL
David Backes  Hooking against  Jordan Eberle
07:03
EDM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  Hooking against  Vladimir Tarasenko
07:51
EDM
David Perron  Unsportsmanlike conduct
09:07
EDM
Corey Potter  Roughing against  Derek Roy
09:07
STL
Derek Roy  Roughing against  Corey Potter
09:07
STL
Derek Roy  Roughing against  Corey Potter
goalie stats
Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
7-1-2
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
Saves: 23EV: 18 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 21 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .818SH: 0 - 0