Edmonton hosts St. Louis following shootout victory
St. Louis Blues (31-12-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Edmonton Oilers (26-18-6, third in the Pacific Division)
Edmonton, Alberta; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Edmonton Oilers host St. Louis after the Blues defeated Calgary 5-4 in a shootout.
The Oilers are 12-12-4 against conference opponents. Edmonton ranks seventh in the league shooting 10.7% and averaging 3.1 goals on 29.3 shots per game.
The Blues are 22-6-4 in Western Conference play. St. Louis has surrendered 29 power-play goals, killing 80.5% of opponent opportunities.
In their last meeting on Dec. 18, St. Louis won 2-1.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blues: 5-3-2, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .879 save percentage.
Oilers: 6-2-2, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
INJURIES: Oilers: None listed.