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The St. Louis Blues dominated the Edmonton Oilers 6 to 2, exemplifying why they are the best team in the NHL. 

The Edmonton Oilers put the first point up on the board when former Blue David Perron netted one past Ryan Miller in the first period. Vladimir Sabotka tied it up for the Blues in his first game back after being out with a leg injury for the last 12 games, and the entire Olympic break. He dangled through the defense and pushed the puck in past Edmonton goaltender, Ben Scrivens, as he was falling. 

Vladimir Tarasenko gave the Blues the lead at the start of the second period when he grabbed a pass from TJ Oshie and popped the puck top shelf. Before the period would expire the Edmonton Oilers tied the game up at two. 

St. Louis started the third period strong scoring 18 seconds into the frame. Alex Pietrangelo gave the Blues a 3 to 2 lead right off the bat to start the third. Jaden Schwartz would increase the lead to 4 as he put one past Scriven’s off a perfect pass to the slot by David Backes. The Blues went on the power play in the third period and started to run away with the game and separate themselves from the Oilers. TJ Oshie capitalized on a power play opportunity to give the Blues a 5 to 2 lead. The Blues were not done yet, they had one more goal in them at 12:56 into the third. Jaden Schwartz registered his second goal of the game off a backhand shot, low into the corner past Scrivens. With that goal Schwartz registered his 21st goal of the season, and his first 20 goal season in just his second year in the NHL. 

Ryan Miller held his place in the paint stopping 22 of 24 shots. The Blues finished off the Edmonton Oilers beating them 6 to 2. The Blues travel down to Nashville to take on the Predators at 7PM (CST) on Saturday March 15th. 

Melissa White started playing ice hockey when she was only six years old. She spent her youth playing hockey in Seattle, Washington. She played with the boys until she was old enough to make the switch to a competitive girl's under 19 hockey team at the age of 12. Melissa played NCAA Division III college hockey in Buffalo, New York, for the Buffalo State Bengals. She was named Rookie of the Year and voted Assistant Captain during her junior season. Presently, Melissa manages and coaches a U-19 girl's team and an ACHA men's college team. Her favorite teams are the St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils. She fell in love with the Devils on her sixth birthday when she received an autographed Martin Brodeur puck from her parents. Melissa is also attending Bradley University and pursuing a degree in Sports Communication.

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