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Like Monday's game against the Flames, the Blues allowed more than five goals. Despite a third period spark of momentum, they couldn't tie the game when it mattered.
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The Oilers broke the ice when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored eight minutes into the first period. About five minutes later, Taylor Hall extended the Oliers' lead to 2-0 as he knocked in the rebound of Iiro Pakarinen.
Then David Backes scored a goal (which wasn't a tip-in!). The puck caromed of a body in front of the net, and Backes picked it up in the circle. He skated toward the middle of the hashmarks and ripped one past Cam Talbot to cut the Oilers' lead to 2-1.
In the second period Joel Edmundson took a slapshot from the point. Jaden Schwartz deflected the puck in front of the crease, and it beat Talbot to tie the game.
But the Oilers weren't finished.
Edmonton knocked in three power play goals in the second period alone. The goals came from Mark Letestu, Leon Draisaitl, and PPG - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. After two periods of play, the Oilers led 5-2.
Just like Monday's game, the Blues found momentum in the third period. Patrik Berglund knocked in a loose puck less than a minute into the final period.
Alex Pietrangelo held the puck in the offensive zone. He saw Backes floating in on the opposite side of the ice, and he found him with the pass. Backes one-timed it past Talbot to cut the lead to 5-4. Just like Monday, the Blues put the game back to a one goal deficit.
Mark Letestu finished off the Blues with an empty net goal with 0:18 seconds left in the game.
In their last three games, the Blues have allowed 17 goals and have scored 13 goals. They will play the Canucks on Saturday at 9:00 p.m.