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Oilers blank Blues

Edmonton's Ales Hemsky and Roman Polak of St. Louis collide during Tuesday night's NHL game (SARAH...

Edmonton's Ales Hemsky and Roman Polak of St. Louis collide during Tuesday night's NHL game (SARAH CONARD/Reuters

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

ST. LOUIS - It looked like one of those phony action movies, where half a dozen bad guys empty their clips at the hero and miss with everything, then he pulls out a revolver and takes all of them down with one bullet each.

In a plot too far-fetched to believe, the Edmonton Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 lead while being out-shot 29-9 in the first 40 minutes, then nailed it down in the third for a statistically baffling victory at Scottrade Center.

While the Blues were looking for a cop after what they believed to be a clear-cut case of highway robbery, the Oilers saw things differently.

ďI didnít think the shots really mattered too much to us,Ē said Edmonton winger Jordan Eberle, after Edmontonís second regulation win over St. Louis in 14 games. ďObviously they had a ton and we didnít have many, but I didnít think they were outplaying us as much as the shot clock made it look. They definitely had their moments, thatís a good club over there. They had 43 shots, so they obviously had some good ones, but Khabby made the saves when it mattered.Ē


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