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Paul Stastny scores winner in Blues' 2-1 victory over Oilers

Created: 03/01/2015 1:52 AM WNYT.com
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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Paul Stastny scored the winning goal with 5:40 left and added an assist as the St. Louis Blues edged the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Saturday night.

Dmitrij Jaskin also scored for the Blues (40-18-4), who have won two in a row.

Justin Schultz had the lone goal for the Oilers (18-35-10), who have lost three of four.

St. Louis took a 1-0 lead with 7:49 remaining in the first period when Stastny made a nice feed across to Jaskin, who beat goalie Ben Scrivens for his 10th goal of the season.

Edmonton tied it 6:31 into the second period as Schultz put a long wrist shot past Brian Elliott.

The shots narrowly favored the Blues 15-14 through two periods.

The Blues buzzed for the first half of the third period, but Scrivens made several huge stops — including a glove save on Stastny.

Stastny got even when he cut in front and sent a backhanded shot through Scrivens' legs to make it 2-1.

Edmonton was awarded a late power play, and pulled Scrivens for an extra skater, but couldn't net the tying goal.

Elliott made 21 saves for the win. Scrivens stopped 25 shots in defeat.

NOTES: St. Louis is 17-2-1 in its last 20 games against Edmonton. ... Oilers D Jeff Petry was a healthy scratch, adding speculation he will be dealt before Monday's NHL trade deadline. ... Blues D Jay Bouwmeester played his 900th NHL game in his hometown. ... Out with injuries for the Oilers were Tyler Pitlick (lacerated spleen), Taylor Hall (foot), Nikita Nikitin (shoulder), Viktor Fasth (knee) and Anton Lander (shoulder). The Blues were healthier with just Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen) out of the lineup.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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