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Blues vs. Oilers - NHL Game Recap - October 22, 2022

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EDMONTON, Alberta — The St. Louis Blues have continued their impeccable season after beating the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Saturday.

Scored by Torey Krug and Justin Faulk, the Blues (3-0-0) had plenty of practice time on a light schedule to start the season.

“Anytime you have number 50 in the pipe, you have a chance of it (a shutout), but we had a great game plan with a lot of attention to detail,” Krug said. “We got one early on and were able to lock out their time and space, and the staff did a great job.”

The Oilers fell to 2-3-0 in their season-opening six-game homestand.

“They’re a good team. It’s a playoff team,” Oilers’ Leon Dreisaitl said of their opponents. “They have won before and know how to play a game of tight checks.

“We didn’t have a lot of offensive moves tonight.”

Oilers goaltender Jack Campbell made 21 saves in the loss.

St. Louis opened the scoring on a power play five minutes into the opening period as Krug beat Campbell with a long burst off the point.

“We have a good team and we did a great job tonight. It was a full 60 minutes,” Binnington said. Was good”

It could have been worse, but Campbell made a big glove save to stop Jordan Chilow’s breakaway. The goalie then stopped a point-blank shot from Brett Clack in the second period.

Blues goalkeeper Binnington was called upon to make a big stop of his own with three minutes left in the interim period, saving Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a wide glove during a scrambling up front to give 1. We kept the game in goal.

Edmonton pressed in the third inning but failed to score to Binnington.

“We are not looking to win a moral victory,” said Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft. “We had a good team tonight. has some good points, but it needs more to get the results you want.

“Records aren’t where we want them to be. But we’re talking about the St. Louis Blues, so we shot in the low 20s today. 5-5 0-0 hockey game.” was.”

The Blues were able to put the game away with a minute left, with a Folk shot from the showdown corner going 200 feet into the center of an empty net.


Both teams finished with 49 wins last season before being eliminated in the playoffs by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. …Since the start of last season, the Blues and Oilers have the top two power plays in his NHL. …the Blues had nine of his players who scored his 20 goals on the roster last year, eight of whom have returned to the team this year…the Blues have Logan Brown ( Upper body), Marcos Candela (hip) and Scott Pernovic (shoulders) were missing. , while the Oilers lack Dylan Holloway’s services (upper body)… Former Oilers player and bench boss Craig McTavish coached the first game at Rogers Place and is now the Blues’ assistant coach. McTavish was the Oilers head coach from 2000 until he was in 2009.


Blues: Travel to Winnipeg on Monday to wrap up a three-game road trip.

The Oilers: Host Pittsburgh to close out a six-game homestand.