The Oilers will be facing the Blues for the second time this season, with St. Louis winning the first meeting 4-2 at home earlier this month. Edmonton will be in a tough one tonight as the Blues are 10-1-1 against the Oilers in their last 12 games played.
St. Louis has been relatively consistent this season and are sitting in 7th place in the Western Conference, with 34 points. They are coming off a 3-2 loss to Vancouver, and will continue their Western Canada swing tonight in Edmonton and tomorrow in Calgary.
Edmonton dropped to 13th after blowing a third period, two-goal lead against San Jose, but have 29 points and are three points behind those same Sharks for 8th.
St. Louis: Jaroslav Halak will start for the Blues, looking to re-establish his grip on the No.1 spot. Rookie Jake Allen just had a five game win streak snapped and has gone 8-2 on the season.
Edmonton: Nikolai Khabibulin will make his first start after returning from a groin injury. He has been stellar this season in limited action.
St. Louis: TJ Oshie has been out three games with a rib injury but is expected to return to the Blues lineup tonight.
Edmonton: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will likely not play still suffering from flu symptoms. Eric Belanger, who has been out two weeks with a groin injury, is expected to be back.