Stewart's hat trick powers Blues past Oilers

EDMONTON -- Chris Stewart had his third career hat trick to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Saturday night.

Stewart scored the opening goal in the first period, assisted on Brenden Morrow's goal in the second and added two goals in the third. Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund also scored in the final period the Blues, and Brian Elliott made 23 saves for his second shutout of the season and the 23rd of his career.

Ilya Bryzgalov made 27 saves for the Oilers, who have lost a season-high six in a row. Edmonton was shut out for the third time in its last five games and the sixth time this season.

Stewart opened the scoring at 11:57 of the first period, shortly after a Blues penalty to David Backes had expired. The play began in the Blues zone when Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference took a bad-angled shot that rimmed around the boards toward Backes as he was coming out of the penalty box.

The Blues captain, making his return to the lineup after missing two games, was unable to catch up to the puck but forced Bryzgalov to come out of his crease to play it. Bryzgalov played the puck off the glass to Schwartz, who found Stewart unattended in front as the Oilers were making a change.

Morrow made it 2-0 at 5:50 of the second period, finishing off a three-way passing play inside the Oilers zone. Derek Roy found Stewart with a cross-ice feed, and Stewart found Morrow in front.

The Blues blew the game open in the third period

Stewart scored at 1:46, finishing off a Berglund centering feed and beating Bryzgalov from in tight.

Schwartz made it 4-0 at 2:38 beating Bryzgalov with a long wrist shot that fooled the Oilers goaltender. Stewart completed his hat trick at 7:27 during a 4-on-3 power play, tapping in a cross-crease feed from Roy. Berglund completed the scoring at 12:42 with a shorthanded goal, the League-high ninth allowed by the Oilers this season.

The Oilers host the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, the same night the Blues visit the Calgary Flames.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
11:57STL Chris Stewart (11) ASST: Jaden Schwartz (15) 1 - 0 STL
2nd Period
05:50STL Brenden Morrow (6) ASST: Chris Stewart (8), Derek Roy (18) 2 - 0 STL
3rd Period
01:46STL Chris Stewart (12) ASST: Patrik Berglund (10), Barret Jackman (7) 3 - 0 STL
02:38STL Jaden Schwartz (10) ASST: T.J. Oshie (26) 4 - 0 STL
07:27STL PPG - Chris Stewart (13) ASST: Derek Roy (19), Kevin Shattenkirk (21) 5 - 0 STL
12:42STL Patrik Berglund (3) ASST: Alex Pietrangelo (18), Magnus Paajarvi (1) 6 - 0 STL
Three Stars of the Game
Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart
G: 3Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 13:42
Jaden Schwartz
Jaden Schwartz
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 17:36
Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
SA: 23TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 18-18
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
08:02EDM Anton Belov  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
09:47STL Patrik Berglund  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Ference
14:34STL David Backes  Tripping against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2nd Period
06:11STL David Backes  Boarding against  Jesse Joensuu
09:00EDM Jeff Petry  Tripping against  Brenden Morrow
18:24EDM Sam Gagner  Hooking against  Alexander Steen
3rd Period
06:50EDM Luke Gazdic  Roughing against  David Backes
06:50STL David Backes  Hooking against  Jordan Eberle
07:03EDM Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  Hooking against  Vladimir Tarasenko
07:51EDM David Perron  Unsportsmanlike conduct
09:07EDM Corey Potter  Roughing against  Derek Roy
09:07STL Derek Roy  Roughing against  Corey Potter
09:07STL Derek Roy  Roughing against  Corey Potter
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/50/4
Faceoff Wins2730
Blocked Shots2015
Penalty Minutes1214
5B. JackmanD0111019:42
9J. SchwartzL1125017:36
10B. MorrowL1012012:35
12D. RoyC0212413:55
13C. ColaiacovoD0020014:26
19J. BouwmeesterD0022022:08
20A. SteenL0001014:22
21P. BerglundC1136216:55
22K. ShattenkirkD0123020:53
25C. StewartR3134013:42
27A. PietrangeloD0120024:42
28I. ColeD0012015:58
32C. PorterL000007:50
40M. LapierreC0000010:37
42D. BackesR0012618:22
56M. PaajarviL011109:54
74T. OshieR0110020:26
91V. TarasenkoR0022015:57
1B. Elliott23231.00060:00
2J. PetryD00-20219:20
4T. HallL00-12015:25
6J. JoensuuL00-22013:45
14J. EberleR00-12017:57
15N. SchultzD00-20016:50
19J. SchultzD00-13018:38
20L. GazdicL00-2127:40
21A. FerenceD00-22024:07
27B. GordonC00-10010:58
44C. PotterD00-10217:32
51A. LanderC00-22012:46
57D. PerronL0002219:27
64N. YakupovR00-1109:53
77A. BelovD00-22220:03
83A. HemskyR00-20013:17
89S. GagnerC0001214:14
94R. SmythL00-22016:52
80I. Bryzgalov2733.81860:00