Blues 7 – Oilers 2

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Alex Steen had a four point game for the Blues

Revenge is sweet – and this game was a sticky chocolate pudding with chocolate sauce. Following the 5-3 defeat by the Oilers at Scottrade, the Blues headed to Canada determined to prove themselves. And prove themselves they did. The Blues are not dead yet – and their previously weak and anaemic powerplay suddenly erupted as they scored 4 goals on 5 powerplays. The Blues worked, hustled, hit and outplayed the Oilers in a very well deserved win.

David Perron opened the scoring for the Blues after some hard work behind the net by a rejuvenated and confident Patrik Berglund. Berglund’s neat little pass required Perron to simply slot the puck into the net. The Oilers tied the game minutes later, when Sam Gagner scored from a rebound.

In the second period, Andy McDonald put the Blues ahead only to see the Oilers tie the game once more. That was it for the Oilers though – the Blues then went on a rampage. Two powerplay goals in 3 minutes (from Brad Boyes and Patrik Berglund) put the Blues 4-2 up and then Jay McClement scored a superb solo effort to increase the Blues lead.

There was more of the same in the third period, with Andy McDonald scoring his second of the game and the Blues’ sixth with a powerplay goal following a neat quick passing move by the Blues. The scoring was finished by Alex Steen – another powerplay goal and a laser of a shot – giving Steen 1 goal and 3 assists on the night.

A great game by the Blues – and so far they are 2-0 on this Canadian roadtrip. Let’s hope that this is the team we continue to see (especially when I go to see them play the Ducks and Kings in January!). Anyhow – your game reports:

Next up – Blues play the Flames in Calgary on Wednesday.

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