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Edmonton Oilers overcome two-goal deficit to double up Blues 4-2 @NHLdotcom

ST. LOUIS - Shawn Horcoff had a goal and an assist in the third period and the Edmonton Oilers overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 Saturday afternoon.

Dustin Penner, Sheldon Souray and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Oilers, who scored four unanswered goals after falling behind 2-0 in the first period. Horcoff had two assists in the game. Penner also had an assist.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 27 shots for the Oilers after allowing two goals on the first six shots. Manny Legace stopped 18 shots in a losing effort.

Brad Boyes and Patrik Berglund scored for the Blues, who got two assists in the game from David Perron.

Penner's power-play goal 40 seconds into the third period gave the Oilers their first lead of the game. Horcoff's one-timer from the right circle 2:59 into the final period off a cross-ice feed from Penner gave the Oilers four unanswered goals.

The Blues led the game 2-0 on goals in a 47-second span in the first period.

Boyes' 11th of the season at 7:09 got St. Louis started. He beat Roloson off a touch pass from Perron. Berglund's third of the season at 7:56 made it 2-0, as his second effort from the side of the Edmonton goal caromed in off defenceman Jason Strudwick.

Roloson kept the Blues from taking a 3-0 first-period lead when he robbed Boyes with a diving save with his arm following a two-on-one break with Keith Tkachuk with 1:43 left in the period.

The Oilers got back into it in the second period, scoring twice to tie the game at 2.

Cogliano sliced the Blues' lead in half at 2-1 with a goal at 15:03 of the second period, taking in a backhand feed into the slot from Robert Nilsson and beating Legace with a one-timer over the right shoulder.

Souray's shot from the high slot with 1:30 to play in the period tied the game 2-2 after Horcoff won a faceoff in the Blues' zone.

Both Oilers goals in the period came while the teams were skating 4-on-4.

Notes: Tkachuk is one point shy of 1,000 for his career. ... The Blues played without injured forwards Paul Kariya (hip/foot), Andy McDonald (fractured fibula), Dan Hinote (ankle) and T.J. Oshie (ankle). Berglund (groin) returned to the lineup after missing four games. The Oilers were without forwards Fernando Pisani (fractured ankle), J.F. Jacques (back) and Steve MacIntyre (head) ... All four games between the teams last season were decided by one goal ... The Blues lost for only the second time in regulation at home to the Oilers in the past 17 meetings (10-2-5). ... The Oilers came into the game with one win in their past six (1-4-1). Eight of the Oilers' 10 wins this season have come on the road. ... Oilers D Lubomir Visnovsky left the game in the second period after a hit from David Backes. Visnovsky landed head-first into the boards but skated off the ice. He did not return.

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