Blues break tie on replay review in 3rd and beat Oilers 4-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pat Maroon was credited with the tiebreaking goal following a replay review early in the third period, and the St. Louis Blues went on to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
David Perron, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz also scored for the Blues, who have won three of four. Brayden Schenn had three assists.
Jesse Puljujarvi scored for the Oilers, who had won six straight home games.
Maroon’s goal came 2:19 into the final period. Officials declared the puck crossed the line during a goal-mouth scramble, even though initially no goal was called on the ice.
Edmonton forward Jujhar Khaira was serving a five-minute major for cross-checking when the Blues added to their lead as Tarasenko ended a seven-game drought with his 10th goal of the season.
Schwartz put the game away with an empty-netter.
St. Louis went ahead eight minutes into the first period when Perron beat Oilers goalie Cam Talbot up high with a wrist shot for his 11th goal of the season.
The Blues had 13 first-period shots, while the Oilers only put eight on St. Louis starter Jake Allen, who finished with 22 saves.
Edmonton came close five minutes into the second period, but Connor McDavid ripped a shot off the crossbar. The Oilers got the tying goal a couple of minutes after that, however, when Puljujarvi scored on a one-timer — a play that withstood a replay review for a potential offside call.
Edmonton defenseman Caleb Jones picked up his first NHL point with an assist.
The Oilers came close to grabbing the lead early in the third when Khaira’s shot got behind Allen before being fished out to safety by defender Joel Edmundson.
Maroon’s winner came minutes later.
NOTES: It was the second of three meetings between the teams. Edmonton won the first one 3-2 in a shootout on Dec. 5. ... Allen allowed 10 first-period goals on 40 shots in his previous four starts, but blanked Edmonton in the opening period this time.
Blues: The second stop on a three-game Western Canada swing comes Thursday in Vancouver.
Oilers: Host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday in the second game of a five-game homestand.
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