NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at St. Louis
(Sunday, March 28th)
Final Score: St. Louis 2, Edmonton 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Keith Tkachuk scored the game-winner in the third period, on his 38th birthday, as the St. Louis Blues took a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Scottrade Center.
Erik Johnson scored the other goal while Chris Mason stopped 23 shots for the Blues, who have won their past two games. Time is running out in the Blues' postseason hopes. They are eight points behind Colorado for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Patrick O'Sullivan had the lone goal while Devan Dubnyk stopped 29 shots for the Oilers, who have dropped their past two games.
With the score tied in the third, the Blues took the lead as Brad Winchester's shot from the high slot was tipped in by Tkachuk providing a screen in front at the 7:36 mark.
"It was a great shot and a great high screen by Winchester," Tkachuk said. "It was a critical part of the game."
St. Louis killed off a power play later in the third and Mason made eight saves in the final period.
Edmonton scored halfway through the first period when O'Sullivan picked off a pass, skated into the St. Louis end and slipped a low backhand between the pads of Mason for his 11th goal of the season.
"I figured I had enough time to cut in," O'Sullivan said. "I just waited a little bit for him to open up his legs and slid it through with my backhand."
The Blues tied the game with a power-play goal with 9:17 to play in the second as Johnson's slap shot from the high slot found its way through the screen and past Dubnyk.
Edmonton plays in Detroit on Tuesday...St. Louis hosts Chicago on Tuesday...St. Louis took three of the four games against Edmonton this season...St. Louis went 1-for-4 on the power play while Edmonton was 0-for-5.
03/29 01:01:12 ET