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Blues at Oilers preview: The losing streak is over, but there’s work to do

A wild win in Calgary does not mean that everything is fine.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday night, the Blues netted their first win in four games heading back to before the All-Star break. It was not a clean victory. See-saw almost seems too generous, because it implies that the Blues had momentum.

It’s very difficult to allow three power play goals and then argue that a team has momentum. Zach Sanford had a chance to play hero in getting the game to extra time, and David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly ended it for the Blues in a shootout.

But still, that is less than ideal.

Tonight’s opponents are the last of the Western Canada road swing, and they’re not going to make life easy on the Blues either. Edmonton sits at third in the Pacific, just four points out of first and one point away from slipping out of a wild-card spot. The Blues have beaten the Oilers in their first two games by a combined score of 7-3, so they have the edge so far this season.

The team is focused on the wins and plowing forward.

“I’m just happy we find a way to win games,” Perron said. “Hopefully, we’re winning each of our games from now on, but maybe that gets it started and we don’t even talk about how we won this one. It’s two points.”