ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) – Jarrett Stoll had his first career two-goal game and added two assists to help the Edmonton Oilers win their fifth straight and hand the St. Louis Blues their seventh consecutive loss, 7-2 Friday night.

It is the Blues’ longest losing streak since St. Louis (2-8-3) dropped seven in a row from Feb. 12-25, 1989.

Stoll scored his first goal just 1:45 in, on the Oilers’ first shot, to give Edmonton the lead for good. Ryan Smyth also had two goals, including one on a penalty shot in the second period. Smyth scored his seventh of the season during a power play at 8:04 of the third period.

Edmonton has outscored opponents 25-9 during their streak that is the Oilers’ longest since a five-game run from March 14 -22, 2002. Alexei Semenov, Fernando Pisani and Jani Rita also scored.

Bryce Salvador scored at 13:32 of the first period to cut the Blues’ deficit to 2-1. Lee Stempniak scored his first career NHL goal with 1:04 remaining to get St. Louis to 6-2.

Stoll’s second goal of the game and fourth of the season was scored on a power play 1:39 into the second period and gave Edmonton a 3-1 advantage.

Oilers forward Raffi Torres, who scored the winning goal in overtime at Detroit on Thursday, had a career-high three assists He extended his point streak to a career-best six games.

The game marked the return of Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger, who spent nine years with the Blues before he was traded this summer.

St. Louis’ Patrick Lalime allowed four goals on 15 shots in the first two periods and lost his fifth straight game. He was replaced at the start of the third by Reinhard Divis, who stopped 10 of 13 shots.

Edmonton’s Jussi Markkanen made 34 saves.

Notes: Pronger was greeted by cheers when he was announced into the starting lineup. … The Oilers’ previous win in St. Louis was Feb. 13, 1999. The Blues were 8-0-3 in that span. … Edmonton’s Shawn Horcoff had his five-game point streak stopped. … Blues forward Eric Boguniecki was assigned to Peoria of the AHL for a conditioning stint. … Edmonton’s previous penalty shot was March 4, 2004, when Smyth was stopped by St. Louis’ Chris Osgood.

AP-ES-11-04-05 2300EST


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