Series (Game 2 of 4)

St. Louis leads 3-1

Game 1: Sunday, November 12th
Game 2: Thursday, November 16th
Game 3: Saturday, March 17th
Game 4: Thursday, March 29th

Blues 2

(5-10-3, 13 pts)

Oilers 6

(10-8-1, 21 pts)

9:00 PM ET, November 16, 2006

Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
STL 0 1 12
EDM 3 2 16

A. Hemsky (Oilers - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

M. Bergeron (Oilers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

R. Smyth (Oilers - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

St Louis (5-9-3) at Edmonton (9-8-1) 9:00 pm EST

St Louis (5-9-3) at Edmonton (9-8-1) 9:00 pm EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) - After a five-game road trip, the Edmonton Oilers begin a six-game homestand Thursday with a rematch against the St. Louis Blues.

On Sunday, St. Louis defeated Edmonton, 5-3, behind two goals from Martin Rucinsky and a goal and an assist from Lee Stempniak.

Brad Winchester led the Oilers with two goals in the defeat.

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 strained groin.

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 Oilers.