BLUES (10-3-3) at OILERS (10-4-2)
8:30 p.m. ET; SN, FS-MW, NHL.TV
The St. Louis Blues will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Wednesday in a meeting of the top two teams in the Western Conference.
The Blues, who have won five straight and are 7-1-0 in their past eight games, are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory at the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday; four of St. Louis' wins in their streak have been in overtime.
Goalie Jake Allen is expected to start for the first time since he made 20 saves in a 4-3 win at the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.
The Oilers are 2-1-0 in their past three games after going 1-3-1 in their previous four games.
Goalie Mike Smith will start; he's 3-3-1 with a 1.70 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and one shutout in his past seven starts.
Players to watch
Blues forward David Perron has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past five games. He had a game-high seven shots against the Canucks on Tuesday.
Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in a six-game point streak and at least one point in 14 of 16 games this season.
They said it
"It's a grind out there. Every team is battling out there, it's tight hockey. Right now, these are tight games, all the games we are playing, and we're finding ways to win right now in OT." -- Blues coach Craig Berube
"I think anytime the Stanley Cup Champions come into your building you use it a measuring-stick game. This is a strong, heavy, playoff-built team and for us we'll definitely see where we stack up here tonight, and it's a game you're going to get up for." -- Oilers forward James Neal
Blues projected lineup
Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Robert Thomas
Zach Sanford -- Ryan O'Reilly -- David Perron
Alexander Steen -- Tyler Bozak -- Sammy Blais
Mackenzie MacEachern -- Ivan Barbashev -- Oskar Sundqvist
Jay Bouwmeester -- Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn -- Justin Faulk
Scratched: Robert Bortuzzo, Robby Fabbri
Injured: Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body)
Oilers projected lineup
Leon Draisaitl -- Connor McDavid -- Sam Gagner
James Neal -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Zack Kassian
Jujhar Khaira -- Colby Cave -- Patrick Russell
Tomas Jurco -- Gaetan Haas -- Alex Chiasson
Darnell Nurse -- Ethan Bear
Oscar Klefbom -- Kris Russell
Brandon Manning -- Matt Benning
Scratched: Markus Granlund, Riley Sheahan, Joel Persson
Injured: Adam Larsson (leg), Joakim Nygard (ribs), Josh Archibald (foot)
The Blues did not hold a morning skate. … Gagner will start on the Oilers top line for the first time this season. He was recalled from Bakersfield of the American Hockey League on Oct. 19 … Persson will be replaced by Manning, who had been a healthy scratch the past three games.
O'Reilly has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past five games … Pietrangelo has five points (one goal, four assists) in his past five games … Schwartz has 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in 19 games against Edmonton. … McDavid has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past six games.