St. Louis Blues spoil Connor McDavid and Edmonton Oilers’ Home Opener with 4-2 Win


Exactly one week ago, the St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers opened the regular season at Scottrade Center as the Blues came away with a 3-1 victory. On Thursday night, they met up once again, which happened to be Edmonton’s home opener as No. 1 overall draft pick Connor McDavid made his much-anticipated home debut.

The Oilers grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Lauri Korpikoski. In all four games so far this season, the Blues have allowed the first goal. The Blues would answer back quickly, though, as Jori Lehtera, scoring his first goal of the season, tied the game up at 1.

Vladimir Tarasenko, with his third goal of the season, gave the Blues a 2-1 lead late in the second period from the face-off. Paul Stasny scored on the powerplay to give the Blues a 3-1 lead in the third period, which proved to be the game-winner.

The Oilers made it interesting, however, as Taylor Hall scored to cut the Blues lead to 3-2. Alexander Steen would then score to put the game out of reach thanks to a nice pass from Troy Brouwer, giving the Blues a 4-2 lead with two minutes remaining.

The Blues came up with a 4-2 win and have held Connor McDavid without a point in the first two meetings. Edmonton drops to 0-4 on the season, with two of those losses coming against St. Louis.

Brian Elliott is off to a 3-0 start this season and the Blues are 3-1-0, 2-1 so far on this six-game road trip having won back-to-back games. The Blues will return to action tomorrow night at Vancouver for the second of back-to-back nights. Jake Allen will be in goal, looking for his first win of the season.

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