The Oilers finished up their trip on a good note, defeating the
Colorado Avalanche on Monday, 2-1. Edmonton trailed before Ryan
Smyth scored a shorthanded goal and a power-play goal just
under two minutes apart in the second period.
Smyth was injured with 28 seconds left in the game when he was
kneed by Colorado's John-Michael Liles. He leads the Oilers
with 12 goals.
The Blues, losers of four of their last five games, try to
rebound from a 3-0 blanking by the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
St. Louis outshot Calgary, 24-23, but went 0-for-5 on the power
play. Blues netminder Curtis Sanford stopped three shots in the
first period but was replaced by Manny Legace after suffering a
Center Doug Weight, whom the Blues signed as a free agent, has
not enjoyed his return to St. Louis. Weight still does not have
a goal this season in 17 games.
The Blues, who are scoreless in their last 17 power-play
opportunities, are 10-3-3 in their last 16 games against the