Game Report: Blues 4, Oilers 1
Vladimir Tarasenko broke out of a long scoring drought to help the Blues get a much-needed win Tuesday night in Edmonton.
Tarasenko’s power-play goal was one of three goals in the third period for the Blues, who bounced back from an embarrassing home loss on Sunday against the Calgary Flames.
The goal was Tarasenko’s first point in eight games and his 10th goal of the season. It came on a power-play with the Blues holding a 2-1 lead at 11:43 of the third period. Six of Tarasenko’s goals have come on the power play.
The game was tied 1-1 going into the third period, with David Perron scoring the Blues’ first goal in the first period. Pat Maroon broke the tie with his second goal of the season 2:19 into the third period and Jaden Schwartz followed Tarasenko’s goal with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds.
Brayden Schenn had three assists for the Blues while Jake Allen stopped 22 of Edmonton’s 23 shots on goal.
Looking ahead: The Blues’ three-game trip will continue on Thursday night in Vancouver.