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Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues Game Thread

Oilers will conclude their six game road trip at .500 with a win in St. Louis

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers will conclude their six game road trip with a visit to St. Louis. The Blues are without veteran defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk, who was dealt yesterday to the Washington Capitals.

A win in St. Louis will finish a six game roadie at 3-3, and could provide some breathing room between the Flames (70 points) and the Oilers (74 points) if the Kings take care of Calgary tonight.

How To Tune In:

Time: 6 PM MDT

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

What To Watch For From The Oilers

The Oilers are a rested team who will be going back to Rogers Place after tonight to play the next eight games. Can they send a reeling Blues club to a loss just one day after losing a key defenceman to a trade?

What To Watch For From The Blues

Losing Shattenkirk will no doubt send a jolt through St. Louis’ defence. They’re holding onto the second wild card spot in the West right now, but the Kings are just two points behind. The Blues are minus five in goal differential on the year, and losing Shattenkirk will cause havoc unless Robert Bortuzzo can hold it all up.

Final Thought

The Oilers have enjoyed much of the season in the upper crust of Pacific Division. They’ve been second or third for much of the year, and regardless of what happens in tonight’s game, they’ll still be in third place, though Calgary is just four points behind. An Oilers win (and a subsequent Flames loss to the Kings) would put some more breathing room between Edmonton and Calgary, just in time for the Oilers to begin their eight game homestand.