Edmonton (26-22-8) at St. Louis (31-18-6)

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  • Game info: 8:00 pm EST Thu Feb 27, 2003
  • TV: SNW, FSMW
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ST. LOUIS (TICKER) —The St. Louis Blues try to extend their home unbeaten streak over the Edmonton Oilers to eight games on Thursday when they open a four-game homestand at the Savvis Center.

The Blues are 6-0-1 in their last seven home games against the Oilers and have won the last four. Edmonton has not posted a victory in St. Louis since February 13, 1999.

The Blues are 8-4-2 against the Oilers since the start of the 1999-2000 season. The teams have split two meetings at the Skyreach Centre this season, with Edmonton posting a 5-0 victory in the last game on November 15.

St. Louis has just one win in its last six games and completed a winless two-game road trip with a 3-1 loss at Minnesota on Sunday.

Pavol Demitra scored on the power play - his fifth goal in as many games - for the Blues, who were playing for the third time in four days.

Keith Tkachuk assisted on Demitra’s goal to extend his points streak to 12 games. But he earned a four-game suspension for his cross-check on Minnesota’s Wes Walz in the final minutes.

St. Louis has lost its last three games and is trying to avoid its first four-game losing streak since a five-game slide from November 13-23, 2001.

The Blues have lost three of their last four home games but are 16-8-3-3 at the Savvis Center this season.

Edmonton’s winless streak reached seven games (0-4-1-2) with a 4-2 loss at Colorado on Tuesday.

Jason Chimera and Mike York scored as the Oilers opened a three-game road trip with their fifth consecutive road loss (0-4-0-1).

Goaltender Tommy Salo allowed four goals on just 14 shots and was replaced by Jussi Markkanen for the second time in four games.

Edmonton is 12-13-3-4 on the road this season.

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