St. Louis storms back to top Edmonton

ST. LOUIS — Vladmir Sobotka put St. Louis ahead early in the third period and added an assist for the Blues, who rallied from two goals down to beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Friday night.


David Backes added an insurance tally with 5:20 to go, and Jaroslav Halak was strong throughout in net for the Blues, who trailed 2-0 after the first period.

They had been 1-5-1 in their previous seven at home while getting outscored 26-11. The Blues totaled only three goals the previous four games and were shut out twice.

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the tying goal late in the second to snap St. Louis’ 0 for 14, power-play drought. Jaden Schwartz also scored for the Blues, who lost six home games in regulation last season but are 5-5-1 there this year.

Taylor Hall and Ryan Whitney scored in a span of 23 seconds late in the first period for Edmonton.



In Chicago, Brent Seabrook scored at 3:23 in the extra period to give the Blackhawks a win over Columbus.

Viktor Stalberg, Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell scored for Chicago in regulation.

Vinny Prospal, Artem Anisimov and Ryan Johansen scored for Columbus.

FLAMES: General manager Jay Feaster says the team performed due diligence before signing Colorado forward Ryan O’Reilly to an offer sheet.

The Flames released a statement Friday after Rogers Sportsnet in Canada reported that O’Reilly would have been placed on waivers if the Avalanche hadn’t matched Calgary’s offer sheet.

Had the deal played out that way, the Flames would have lost a first- and third-round draft pick and O’Reilly, who would have likely been snapped up by another team.

That would have been unacceptable for any team, but particularly costly to an aging Flames team struggling to get into the Western Conference playoff race.

STARS: Forward Tom Wandell cleared waivers and will remain with the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.

Wandell was with the Texas Stars on a conditioning assignment for two weeks before Friday’s move.

He played in the first seven games for Dallas but was a healthy scratch in nine straight before getting sent to the AHL.

The 26-year-old Wandell has 42 points in 218 career NHL games. He had 15 points in 72 games last season. He has four assists in four games with the Texas Stars this season.



Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:21

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