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Edmonton (9-10-2) at St. Louis (9-9-2) 2:00 p.m. EST

ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Despite suffering a loss in their last
game, the St. Louis Blues are showing signs of life. The same
cannot be said of the Edmonton Oilers.

The Blues go for their fifth win in seven games on Saturday when
they host the slumping Oilers.

St. Louis endured a rough start to November, posting a 0-4-1
record in its first five games this month to stretch its
season-high losing streak to six games overall.

However, the Blues have reversed that trend recently, winning
three straight and four of five before dropping a 3-1 decision
to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.

The loss ended St. Louis' season-high five-game point streak in
which all five contests had been decided by one goal.

The Blues hope to bounce back against Edmonton, which endured
its second straight regulation loss and fell to 1-4-1 over its
last six games during Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles
Kings.

Ales Hemsky netted his sixth goal of the season against the
Kings, but the Oilers failed to notch their first home win since
October 18.

"I think the confidence level of the team offensively is down,
and we need a game where we try to get a firm handle on our
confidence offensively and let the offense flow a little
easier," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said.

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