Yakupov scores in return but McDavid's 2 points lead Oilers
EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 20: Nail Yakupov #64 of the St. Louis Blues celebrate after scoring a goal during the game against the Edmonton Oilers on October 20, 2016 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers won their second straight game in a strong start to the season, defeating the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night.
Tyler Pitlick and Milan Lucic also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 4-1-0 on the season.
Nail Yakupov replied for the Blues (3-1-1) in his return to Edmonton since he was traded to St. Louis earlier this month.
There was no scoring in the first period, with the Blues getting 10 shots on Oilers goalie Cam Talbot and Edmonton directing eight shots on Jake Allen in the St. Louis net.
The Blues got on the board 3:37 into the second as a scramble allowed Joel Edmundson to feed it in front to Yakupov. It was the second goal of the season for the former Oiler.
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