NHL: St Louis Blues win sixth straight game with victory over Edmonton Oilers
Last Updated: 08/01/14 6:59am
Vladimir Tarasenko: A goal and an assist in the Blues' win
Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist as the St Louis Blues won their sixth straight game with a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Chris Stewart, Maxim Lapierre, David Backes and Patrick Berglund also scored for the Blues (30-7-5), who are 11-1-2 in their last 14 games and just two points behind the Central Division-leading Chicago.
The Oilers, who were indebted to goalie Ilya Bryzgalov for making a number of big early saves as the Blues flew out the blocks, had goals from Nail Yakupov and Mark Arcobello, but they slipped to their fifth loss in six.
In Phoenix, Thomas Greiss stopped 27 shots while Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and two assists as the Phoenix Coyotes rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Calgary Flames.
It was a good response from Phoenix having fallen to a disappointing defeat to Philadelphia on Saturday and they took control of a tight-checking game with three goals in the second period.
Unlike against the Flyers, when they blew a pair of two-goal leads, the Coyotes kept pushing behind Greiss' second career shutout to win in regulation for the first time since beating the Islanders on December 12.
Mikkel Boedker, Shane Doan, Martin Hanzal and Michael Stone each had a goal and an assist for Phoenix. Rob Klinkhammer also scored, and Mike Ribeiro and Radim Vrbata each had two assists.
The Flames have lost nine of their last 11 games.