NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Edmonton|
(Thursday, January 28th)
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Edmonton 1
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Alex Steen's tally early in the third period
sent St. Louis over Edmonton, 2-1, at Rexall Place, assuring the Oilers of a
franchise-record 12th straight defeat.
Eric Brewer provided the other goal for the Blues, who have won two of three.
Chris Mason picked up the win with 24 saves.
Dustin Penner tallied for the Oilers, who remained winless in January (0-9-2)
and who haven't been on the correct side of the scoreboard since a December
30 decision over Toronto.
"It's getting frustrating obviously. It sucks losing," Edmonton's Mike Comrie
said. "We're just finding ways to give up that lead goal."
Edmonton's previous streak of futility stretched as long as 11 consecutive
losses, set from October 16-November 7, 1993.
Jeff Deslauriers played well in defeat, making 18 stops.
Steen put the Blues ahead with a short-side wrister at the 2:09 mark of the
third period -- the only shot on net by the visitors in the final 20 minutes.
Mason and the St. Louis defense clamped down with the lead, allowing few
quality chances despite 10 Edmonton shots on goal.
"It was a tough game for us. We didn't play as well as we would have liked,
but we stuck with it and were lucky enough to keep them off us in the third
period," Mason said.
Penner snapped a scoreless tie at the 7:44 mark of the second period, then
Brewer knotted the game 17 seconds later when his rising point shot caromed
off an Oiler in front and hit the net under the crossbar.
St. Louis has won two of three in the season series...The Oilers' franchise
record for consecutive games without a win (13 losses and one tie) happened
from October 11-November 7, 1993.
01/29 01:55:49 ET