St. Louis Blues goalie Ty Conklin (29) watches as Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner (89) tries to control the loose puck with his skates in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
St. Louis Blues' B.J. Crombeen (26) fights with Edmonton Oilers' Jean-Francois Jacques (22) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Gilbert Brule scored twice, Dustin Penner had a goal and three assists and the Edmonton Oilers won their fifth straight road game, beating the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Friday night.
Jeff Deslauriers made 30 saves for the Oilers. He has played all five games during the streak while Nikolai Khabibulin recovers from a back injury.
Pennner assisted on the first three goals, the first two from Brule, and added his 18th goal of the season with just under 3 minutes left in the game.
Sam Gagner and Shawn Horcoff also scored in the Oilers' four-goal third.
David Backes scored twice and T.J. Oshie added a goal for the Blues. Ty Conklin made his second straight start in place of a healthy Chris Mason and had his shutout streak stopped at 1:33.55 when Brule scored with 11 seconds left in the second period.
Edmonton scored its four third-period goals in just under 9 minutes. Brule got his second goal at the 8:31 mark, and Penner finished the scoring with 2:57 left in the game.
Penner's four-point night was his best since he had two goals and three assists against Columbus on Oct. 22. He has also scored a goal in three consecutive games after going two straight without a score.
Backes was credited with his sixth goal of the season late in the second period after Ladislav Smid redirected the puck into the net. Deslauriers blocked Backes' shot and the puck popped into the air, as it came down Brad Winchester whiffed on his attempt to take a shot and Smid couldn't handle it and pushed it backward.
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