Alexander Steen is the Blues' point leader. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues - Game Preview and Lines

Edmonton Oilers @ St. Louis Blues

01 MAR 2013 – 6:00 MST

Television – Sportsnet West



Taylor Hall / Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Jordan Eberle

Ryan Jones / Sam Gagner / Ales Hemsky

Ryan Smyth / Eric Belanger / Nail Yakupov

Ben Eager / Chris Vande Velde / Lennart Petrell


Nick Schultz / Justin Schultz

Ladislav Smid / Jeff Petry

Ryan Whitney / Theo Peckham


Devan Dubnyk

Yann Danis

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  • This is game three of the nine game roadie™.  Things have not yet hit a pothole, as the  Oilers have three points out of a possible four so far.

  • Both Edmonton and St. Louis are on the other side of back-to-backs.  Oilers coming off a 5-1 victory in Dallas last night, a game that saw them score four even strength goals.  Oilers would do well to replicate that performance.  Blues are coming off a 3-0 shutout loss to the Blackhawks.
  •  LINE CHANGERyan Whitney and Theo Peckham will take the third defence pairing tonight.  Mark Fistric (elbow) and Corey Potter (head) are both day to day.  Other than that, your lineup will remain the same.  Magnus Paajarvi remains strangely absent.
  • INJURED BLUESAlex Steen, (upper body) Andy McDonald, (knee) and Vladimir Tarasenko (concussion) are out tonight.
  • IN GOAL Devan Dubnyk will try and replicate yesterday’s performance with a second consecutive start.  Dubnyk is 6-5-3 on the season with a 2.66 GAA and .921 SV%.  Jaroslav Halak will go for St. Louis, he’s 4-1-1 with a 1.88 GAA and .904 SV%.

Four more even strength goals. That’s all it’ll take.

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