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Edmonton at St. Louis

Blues pull away from Oilers with four goals in third

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ST. LOUIS -- Alex Pietrangelo started a four-goal third period and Jaden Schwartz scored twice to help the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Thursday night.

St. Louis has won six of seven overall and eight of nine against Edmonton.

The Oilers lost for the second time in five games.

Pietrangelo, Schwartz and T.J. Oshie scored in 7:14 span at the outset of the third period to break a 2-2 tie, and Schwartz added his second goal of the period at 12:56.

Ryan Miller made 23 saves to improve to 5-0-1 since joining the Blues in a trade with Buffalo on Feb. 28. He's 7-0 against Edmonton

Vladimir Sobotka and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for St. Louis, which outscored the Oilers 17-4 in winning all three games in the season series.

Sobotka, who returned to the lineup after missing 12 games with a knee injury, and Oshie each had two assists. Miller has stopped 134 of 145 shots in six games with St. Louis and has yet to lose in regulation.

David Perron and Mark Fraser scored for Edmonton. Perron spent six seasons in St. Louis and leads the Oilers with 25 goals.

Pietrangelo scored 42 seconds into the third period on a shot from the low slot. Sobotka set up the play by stealing the puck in the corner.

Schwartz added his 20th goal less than 4 minutes later, and Oshie converted on a 5-on-3 power play.

Fraser tied it at 2 late in the second period with a shot from close range.

Tarasenko gave the Blues a 2-1 lead with a shot from the slot off a pass from Oshie.

Notes

St. Louis D Barret Jackman left the game briefly late in the second period after colliding with Jesse Joensuu. Jackman returned for the third period. ...The Oilers have used six goalies this season. ... Ten of the Blues' last 13 games have been decided by one goal. ... Edmonton C Sam Gagner had a five-game points streak snapped. ... The Oilers are 7-2-3 in their past 12 games, their best stretch since going 8-3 at the start of the 2011-12 season. ... Oshie's two assists give him a career-high 36 this season.

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Scoreboard
Edmonton (22-36-8)1102
St. Louis  (45-14-6) «1146
Three Stars
V. Sobotka
STL


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
J. Schwartz
STL


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
T. Oshie
STL


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
07:39 - David Perron (25), Wrist Shot. Assist: Hall, Ference
18:48 - Vladimir Sobotka (8), Wrist Shot. Assist: Tarasenko, Oshie
2ND PERIOD
05:05 - Vladimir Tarasenko (20), Wrist Shot. Assist: Oshie, Sobotka
18:03 - Mark Fraser (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Gordon, Joensuu
3RD PERIOD
42.0 - Alex Pietrangelo (9), Wrist Shot. Assist: Sobotka
04:25 - Jaden Schwartz (19), Wrist Shot. Assist: Backes, Steen
07:56Power Play - T.J. Oshie (17), Wrist Shot. Assist: Steen, Shattenkirk
12:56 - Jaden Schwartz (20), Backhand Shot. Assist: Lapierre, Paajarvi
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
01:16Fraser, 2 min, Holding
11:39Polak, 2 min, Tripping
2ND PERIOD
09:58Hall, 2 min, High sticking
19:49Steen, 2 min, Roughing
19:49Perron, 2 min, Roughing
3RD PERIOD
06:14Smyth, 2 min, Cross Check
06:14Gazdic, 10 min, Gross Misconduct
06:14Reaves, 10 min, Gross Misconduct
07:20Fraser, 2 min, Cross Check
10:33Perron, 2 min, High sticking
10:33Sobotka, 2 min, Roughing
10:33Perron, 2 min, Roughing
10:33Gazdic, 10 min, Game Misconduct
10:33Reaves, 10 min, Game Misconduct
16:42Hall, 2 min, Roughing
16:42Tarasenko, 2 min, Unsportsmanlike Conduct
16:42Tarasenko, 2 min, Roughing
16:42Fraser, 10 min, Gross Misconduct
16:42Sobotka, 10 min, Gross Misconduct
18:41Shattenkirk, 2 min, Cross Check
Shots On Goal
 123T
EDM861125
STL1581437
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Ben Scrivens60:00316
Ryan Miller59:52232
Game Information
Attendance - 18084
Referees - Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney
Linesmen - Jonny Murray, Mark Wheler
 
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