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Blues 4, Oilers 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Blues 4, Oilers 2
St. Louis Blues 4, Edmonton Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Long out of playoff contention, the St. Louis Blues are trying to take some teams with them.

Curtis Sanford made 35 saves, and Scott Young scored two goals in the Blues' 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Keith Tkachuk and Jay McClement also scored for St. Louis, 6-1-1 in its last eight games and 17-31-9 overall.

"I want to make it miserable for everybody else and hopefully knock them out of the playoffs," Tkachuk said. "It's sour grapes, but that's the way you have to approach it."

Sanford agreed.

"We can play the spoiler," Sanford said. "We're going to play a pivotal role in how other teams fare in the conference."

Chris Pronger and Marc-Andre Bergeron scored for Edmonton, which outshoot the Blues 37-12. The Oilers have lost four straight to drop to eighth in the Eastern Conference.

The Oilers were pressing for the tying goal when Young scored with 1:29 left to put the game out of reach.

Tkachuk opened the scoring at 6:16 of the first period, skating around Pronger on the right wing and beating Jussi Markkanen for his 12th goal in 17 games this season.

Young made it 2-0 just over 4 minutes later. Moments after Edmonton's Ales Hemsky was sent to the penalty box for slashing, Young's shot from the point found its way through a maze of bodies and into the goal.

McClement, a 22-year-old rookie, made it 3-0 with a power-play goal with 2:55 left in the second.

Pronger finally solved Sanford with 1:22 left in the second on a 5-on-3 power play. The former St. Louis star's shot found its way through a crowd to make it 3-1 and give the Oilers a chance heading to the third.

Bergeron made it 3-2 at 3:41 of the third.

Oilers goalie Mike Morrison played the third period, allowing one goal on two shots.

"I'm embarrassed for all of us," Morrison said. "It's tough to swallow."

Notes: Blues defenseman Christian Backman, fresh off helping Sweden earn an Olympic gold medal, didn't play because his equipment didn't arrive from Stockholm. ... Yan Statsny, the son of Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, made his NHL debut for Edmonton.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:16
STL
Keith Tkachuk (12) ASST: Dallas Drake (22), Vladimir Orszagh (5)
1 - 0 STL
10:04
STL
PPG - Scott Young (11) ASST: Keith Tkachuk (13), Jay McClement (8)
2 - 0 STL
2nd Period
17:05
STL
PPG - Jay McClement (5) ASST: Scott Young (28), Eric Weinrich (16)
3 - 0 STL
18:38
EDM
PPG - Chris Pronger (8) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (43), Ales Hemsky (42)
3 - 1 STL
3rd Period
03:41
EDM
Marty Reasoner (9) ASST: Marc-Andre Bergeron (17), Georges Laraque (9)
3 - 2 STL
18:31
STL
Scott Young (12) ASST: Dean McAmmond (13), Lee Stempniak (7)
4 - 2 STL
penalty summary
1st Period
09:49
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Slashing against  Vladimir Orszagh
13:47
EDM
Steve Staios  Roughing against  Barret Jackman
13:47
STL
Barret Jackman  Roughing against  Raffi Torres
18:20
STL
Matt Walker  Holding against  Radek Dvorak
2nd Period
01:44
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Hooking against  Jay McClement
02:30
STL
Scott Young  Hooking against  Ales Hemsky
06:38
STL
Dennis Wideman  Hooking against  Shawn Horcoff
13:07
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Hi-sticking against  Dean McAmmond
13:07
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Hi-sticking against  Dean McAmmond
17:19
STL
Mike Glumac  Interference against  Raffi Torres
17:59
STL
Barret Jackman  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Smyth
17:59
STL
Barret Jackman  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Smyth
3rd Period
05:06
STL
Dallas Drake  Boarding against  Raffi Torres
goalie stats
Curtis Sanford
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .946SH: 0 - 0
Michael Morrison
SA: 2TOI: 18:41
Saves: 1EV: 1 - 2
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .500SH: 0 - 0
Jussi Markkanen
SA: 10TOI: 39:59
Saves: 7EV: 4 - 5
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .700SH: 1 - 1