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.
“I didn’t think the shots really mattered too much to us,” said Edmonton winger Jordan Eberle, after Edmonton’s second regulation win over St. Louis in 14 games. “Obviously they had a ton and we didn’t have many, but I didn’t think they were outplaying us as much as the shot clock made it look. They definitely had their moments, that’s a good club over there. They had 43 shots, so they obviously had some good ones, but Khabby made the saves when it mattered.”