The Oilers' Sam Gagner looks back after scoring in a shootout against Blues goalie Chris Mason during Thursday's game in St. Louis. Edmonton won 2-1.
Robert Nilsson and Sam Gagner scored in a shootout for Edmonton, and Dwayne Roloson stopped both St. Louis attempts in the Oilers' 2-1 victory Thursday night.
Gagner ended the shootout with a goal on his first attempt of the season, giving the Oilers a full two points in the standings.
Edmonton snapped a two-game losing streak with its third victory of the season against the Blues and sixth straight in the series.
"I thought we played a gritty game," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said. "It was an important win. We were starting to slide the other way."
Sheldon Souray opened the scoring late in the second period for Edmonton, and Jay McClement tied it with a short-handed goal early in the third.
Roloson stopped T.J. Oshie and Brad Boyes in the shootout.
"I was just trying to be patient," Roloson said. "I stayed with them and made the plays."
Gagner beat Blues goaltender Chris Mason with a wrist shot in the tiebreaker.
"There are a lot of moves you can use," Gagner said. "I was just trying to get him moving and it worked out well."
In the second period, Souray took a drop pass from Nilsson and whistled a wrist shot over Mason for his 13th goal of the season. It was Souray's first goal since Jan. 3 against Dallas.
"We battled for a point," Mason said. "I'd like to be a little more patient in the shootout. I think I'm flinching a half-second too early."
The Blues had two power-play opportunities in the second, but failed to score.
St. Louis finally got on the board at 5:29 of the third. With Boyes in the penalty box for interference, McClement beat Roloson high on the stick side for his eighth goal of the season. McClement has four goals in his last four games.
The short-handed goal was the fifth for the Blues this season. They had only three short-handed goals last season.