When the teams face off Sunday, the Oilers will try to improve
their playoff position while the Blues aim to end the longest
losing streak in franchise history.
Edmonton sits in seventh place in the Western Conference, one
point behind sixth-place Colorado with four games remaining.
The Oilers, who have alternated wins and losses in their last
seven games, are coming off Friday's 4-3 overtime triumph over
Chicago. Ryan Smyth scored his second goal of the game with
1:42 remaining in the extra session for Edmonton, which also got
tallies from Ales Hemsky and Fernando Pisani.
Meanwhile, St. Louis has dropped 13 straight games since a 3-2
overtime win against Columbus on March 13. The team's latest
defeat came Saturday in a 4-2 loss to Colorado despite
power-play goals by defenseman Kevin Dallman and Keith Tkachuk.
St. Louis, which sits one point better than Pittsburgh in the
race for the league's worst record, holds a 2-1 advantage in the
season series with Edmonton.