Smyth scored twice to help the Edmonton Oilers beat St. Louis
5-3 Wednesday night, extending the Blues' winless streak to
"That was one of my better ones, no question," said Smyth, who
hadn't scored since Jan. 17 -- an eight-game stretch. "Obviously,
everything's been magnified in the last month. So it's nice to
chalk up a win and a couple of goals.
Smyth added a goal in the third to clinch the Oilers' third
victory in their last four games.
"He's a real character guy, a real passionate guy," teammate
Steve Staios said. "It's good to see him come through. Sometimes
you get into a situation where you can't put the puck in the back
of the net. But it's certainly not for lack of effort from him."
"There was hard work by both teams, some good chances, some good
hockey, but we're finding ways to give them away," said former
Oilers captain Doug Weight, who had a pair of assists for St.
Louis. "No excuses. We've got to find a way to win."
Edmonton forward Brad Isbister missed his second straight
game because of a sprained right ankle. ... Pronger's second-period
power-play goal broke the Blues' 0-for-36 drought on the road.
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Arena: Rexall Place Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Michael McGeough, Jay Sharrers Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Don Henderson
Attendance: 16,569 (98.4% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Keith Tkachuk (22)
Assists: Doug Weight, Scott Mellanby
Ethan Moreau (13)
Assists: Radek Dvorak, Steve Staios
Radek Dvorak (11)
(Power Play) Assists: Raffi Torres, Igor Ulanov
Jamal Mayers (4)
Assists: Christian Backman, Konstantin Zakharov
Chris Pronger (12)
(Power Play) Assists: Doug Weight, Scott Mellanby
Ryan Smyth (13)
(Power Play) Assists: Igor Ulanov, Ales Hemsky
Shawn Horcoff (8)
Assists: Steve Staios, Cory Cross
Ryan Smyth (13)
Assists: Zack Stortini, Zack Stortini