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Blues go for season sweep of Oilers

Tuesday, 03.26.2013 / 1:47 PM

By Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Blues go for season sweep of Oilers

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues will go for a season sweep of the Edmonton Oilers when the teams meet Tuesday at Scottrade Center.

It's the third meeting of the month between the teams, following Blues wins March 1 in St. Louis and March 23 in Edmonton.

Here are the probable lineups for both teams:

OILERS

Magnus Paajarvi - Sam Gagner - Jordan Eberle

Taylor Hall - Shawn Horcoff - Ales Hemsky

Ryan Jones - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Nail Yakupov

Lennart Petrell - Ryan Smyth - Mike Brown

Ladislav Smid - Jeff Petry

Nick Schultz - Justin Schultz

Ryan Whitney - Corey Potter

Nikolai Khabibulin

Devan Dubnyk

Scratched: Mark Fistric, Theo Peckham

Injured: Eric Belanger (groin)

Notes: A groin injury that had sidelined Belanger for five games earlier in the season returned in the Oilers' 3-2 loss at the Nashville Predators on Monday. The team is expected to recall a player from their American Hockey League affiliate in Oklahoma City sometime after Tuesday's game.

BLUES

Alexander Steen - David Backes - Chris Stewart

Andy McDonald - Patrik Berglund - T.J. Oshie

David Perron - Vladimir Sobotka - Vladimir Tarasenko

Jaden Schwartz - Scott Nichol - Chris Porter

Barret Jackman - Alex Pietrangelo

Wade Redden - Kevin Shattenkirk

Kris Russell - Roman Polak

Jake Allen

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Ian Cole, Brian Elliott, Ryan Reaves

Injured: Jamie Langenbrunner (hip)

Quote of the Day

You've got to focus on playing good hockey. When we do that we give ourselves a chance to win games. Win games and then maybe we''ll have a chance at the end. You can't worry about something like (the division title) when we're not playing our best hockey down the stretch. We'll figure things out together the way we always do and get back on the right page.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews after loss to Flyers on Wednesday left them five points out of first place in Central Division
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