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Game Notes: Feb. 28 at Edmonton

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

The Blues and Oilers will meet tonight for the final time this season. Thus far, the Blues are winless against the Oilers in 2016-17, though they did earn a point in a 3-2 overtime loss in their most recent clash (Dec. 19). In the big picture, the Blues have fared well against the Oilers, earning wins in eight of their last 11 overall and 10 of their last 12 at Scottrade Center. Edmonton is a bit cool at the moment, losing three of their last four, but Connor McDavid has remained hot. The League's leader with 71 points, McDavid has three goals and 11 points over his last eight games. If the Blues can shut him down, they'll be in good shape as the Oilers are 8-10-3 when McDavid is held pointless this season.

What to Watch

Any time two of the league's premier players square off, that's the main attraction. Fans should also keep an eye on Magnus Paajarvi. Paajarvi has been a revitalized player since being recalled, scoring three times in eight games. His strong play has earned him a chance on the Blues' top line, alongside Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen. 


David Perron - 4 shy of 100 goals as a Blue
Paul Stastny - 6 shy of 200 games as a Blue
Kyle Brodziak - 4 shy of 400 career PIM
Carl Gunnarsson - 9 shy of 100 career assists
Jori Lehtera - 3 shy of 100 career points
Alexander Steen - 6 shy of 300 points as a Blue / 6 shy of 400 career PIM
Ryan Reaves - 2 shy of 400 games as a Blue

Quick Hits
  • Jake Allen made 38 saves on Sunday in Chicago, marking the sixth time he's made as many stops in a game in his career
  • Following tonight's game, the Blues will play 10 of 15 games on the road in March
  • St. Louis native Pat Maroon ranks third on the Oilers with 20 goals this season
  • At home, the Blues have killed 11 straight power-play chances over their last four games
  • With his goal in Chicago, Alex Pietrangelo became the sixth defenseman in Blues history to reach 60 goals
50th Anniversary Throwback Note

On this day in 1981, Rookie Jorgen Pettersson scored his third hat trick of the season, and added an assist to lead the Blues to a 7-4 win over the Capitals in St. Louis

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