Posted March 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Andy McDonald scored twice and Kevin Shattenkirk had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Wednesday night. St. Louis moved into a tie with the Detroit Red Wings atop the Central Division with 87 points and a point back of the Vancouver Canucks for the overall league lead. The Blues play at Vancouver on Thursday. Scott Nichol and Chris Stewart also scored for the Blues, who have won four straight on a six-game road trip. St. Louis has won 10 of its last 13 games. Corey Potter and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers, who have lost two of their last three to remain in second-last in the NHL. It took 59 seconds for the Blues to get on the board as Edmonton's Cam Barker was caught pinching, allowing McDonald to come down the right side and score his fourth of the season, stick-side past Devan Dubnyk. The Blues went up 2-0 two minutes into the second period as Nichol picked the bottom corner on a long shot off the right wing that clo...
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