Blues fall to Edmonton 2-1

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ST. LOUIS -- Milan Lucic and Mark Letestu scored and Cam Talbot made 25 saves to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins assisted on both goals for the Oilers, who finished their six-game road trip with a 3-3 mark.

Talbot, making his league-best 57th start of the season, snapped a two-game losing streak.

Paul Stastny scored for St. Louis as the Blues lost their first game since trading defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the Washington Capitals.

Jake Allen stopped 23 of 25 shots and St. Louis dropped its fourth straight.

Letestu converted a pass from Connor McDavid with the two-man advantage to score the deciding goal, his 13th of the season, in the opening minute of the second period.

St. Louis opened the scoring on its first power play of the game when Stastny deflected Alex Pietrangelo's shot past Talbot for his 16th goal of the season.

Lucic tied the game when he fired a shot off Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson's stick and underneath the glove of Allen.

-- Associated Press

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