The St. Louis Blues are returning home from a disappointing road trip.
Their only victory on that journey was against their next opponent, a club that has lost six straight visits to Scottrade Center.
The Blues will be in search of a fifth consecutive home win Tuesday night when they try to defeat the Edmonton Oilers for the sixth straight time.
St. Louis (17-12-2) is back home after losing two of three in Canada. The Blues are in seventh place and know a return trip to the postseason isn't guaranteed in the tightly-packed Western Conference.
"If we want to get into the playoffs and do well, we have to find a way to play a consistent game," center Andy McDonald told the Blues' official website. "It's got to improve. Everyone's got high expectations. It's frustrating."
Facing Edmonton (11-13-7) has been anything but frustrating for St. Louis. The Blues improved to 11-1-1 in their last 13 games against the Oilers with a 3-0 victory Saturday behind Jaroslav Halak's 19 saves.