(SportsNetwork.com) - The rolling St. Louis Blues take aim at a fifth straight victory when they host the Edmonton Oilers in Tuesday's battle at Scottrade Center.
The Blues have won four in a row since beginning January with a loss at Anaheim and Ken Hitchcock's club has scored five or more goals in each victory during the hot streak.
The last time out, St. Louis, which is third in the NHL with an average of 3.14 goals per game, was held under six goals for the first time since the 4-3 loss to the Ducks on Jan. 2. Still, the Blues managed to defeat the visiting Carolina Hurricanes, 5-4, in Saturday's shootout.
T.J. Oshie scored the lone goal in the shootout to lift the Blues past the Hurricanes and improve to 15-4-1 at home this season. St. Louis is 2-0 so far on a seven-game homestand and won't play its next road tilt until it visits Carolina on Jan. 30.
Oshie, the Blues' first shooter, patiently skated through the slot, got Cam Ward to bite on a fake and lifted a shot into the top of the net. Jake Allen made Oshie's effort stand as he stopped all three shooters, including a slick glove save on Alexander Semin to end the game.
Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund all scored in regulation for the Blues. Allen stopped 19-of-20 shots in relief of Brian Elliott, who allowed three goals on 10 shots during the first period.
"Despite the slow start, we came back in the second period," Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "It was a good effort getting back and getting on the right side of things."
The Blues, who are currently third in the Central Division and five points ahead of Winnipeg, have dominated Edmonton in recent years, taking four straight, nine of 10 and 15 of the last 18 meetings with the Oilers.
St. Louis recorded a 4-3 overtime win against a visiting Edmonton club on Nov. 28, giving the Blues eight wins over the past nine encounters in the Gateway City.
The Oilers are 3-2-2 over their last seven games and were handed a 4-2 home setback by the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Ben Scrivens stopped 23-of-27 shots for Edmonton, which was looking to win back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 7-9. The Oilers beat the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Friday.
Edmonton hasn't won a road game since beating the New York Rangers on Nov. 9, but hopes to change that on a four-game swing that begins tonight. The Oilers have lost a franchise-record 12 straight (0-6-6) on the road since beating the Blueshirts at Madison Square Garden over two months ago.
The Oilers also will make stops in Tampa, Florida and Washington during this trek. They are 2-10-7 as the visiting club.
Allen will get the start in net for the Blues tonight. He is 1-1-0 with a 4.02 goals against average in his career against Edmonton.
Scrivens is 2-1-1 with a 3.67 GAA in his career against St. Louis, while Viktor Fasth has a win in his only career outing versus the Blues. Fasth earned a win against St. Louis while still playing for Anaheim on Feb. 9, 2013, yielding five goals on 31 shots in a 6-5 Ducks' win.