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(SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Blues will try to press on without their No. 1 goaltender on Friday night as they play host to the struggling Edmonton Oilers. The Blues lost Brian Elliott to a lower-body injury in Tuesdays 3-2 shootout setback to the Ottawa Senators. Elliott stopped all 16 shots he faced before exiting late in the second period after a scrum for a loose puck in the crease. While it is unknown how long Elliott will be out, he has been termed week-to- week by head coach Ken Hitchcock and the goaltender was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday. Elliott is 8-4-1 with a 1.82 goals against average and .931 save percentage this season, but it appears 24-year-old Jake Allen will carry the load from here on out. Allen made 15 saves in losing Tuesdays contest and is 6-2-1 with a 2.12 GAA and .920 save percentage in nine games this season. Hell be backed up by 21- year-old Jordan Binnington, who has never played in an NHL game. However, veteran Martin Brodeur is expected to practice with the Blues on Friday and could end up signing with the club. Allen could see action on consecutive nights as the Blues visit the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. He has faced the Oilers just once before and gave up three goals on seven shots in just 25 minutes of work to take a loss. St. Louis plays its second straight at home before hitting the road for four in a row. The Blues split a four-game swing ahead of the loss to Ottawa, putting forth an effort termed disappointing by Hitchcock. The loss is one thing, but the way we played at times is disappointing, said the coach. Attention to detail and focus. Coming back, we took a day off, get re-energized. I thought our focus was really inconsistent, poor at times execution, not even close to what we played on the road. Unfortunately for the Oilers, they have been consistently bad this season. They come in on an eight-game losing streak, their longest skid since going 0-8-3 from March 8-31, 2011. Edmonton notched a tough-luck loss on Thursday night to the Nashville Predators, falling 1-0 in overtime. Filip Forsberg scored the winner for the Preds with 1:05 left in the bonus frame. The Oilers opened overtime on a power play and were awarded a penalty shot 13 seconds into the frame when Nashville defenseman Shea Weber closed his hand on the puck while in the crease. However, Jordan Eberle saw his chance to end the game denied by Pekka Rinnes left pad. Viktor Fasth ended with 24 saves for the Oilers, who are 0-11-2 against the Western Conference this season. I think we played a really good game today, but unfortunately we couldnt get two points, Fasth said. Fasth finished with 24 saves for the Oilers, who lost their eighth consecutive game. Edmonton lost forward Matt Hendricks to a leg injury after he blocked a shot in the first period. Ben Scrivens could start tonight for the Oilers and is 2-1-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .888 save percentage in four career games versus the Blues with three starts. The Oilers were outscored 17-4 in losing all three meetings with the Blues last season and have lost eight of nine and 14 of the last 17 encounters. Edmonton has dropped seven of its last eight in St. Louis as well. Cheap Authentic Jordan 12 . In the other Group A game, the Czech Republic stunned Canada, 5-4 in a shootout. Dominik Simon scored the deciding goal in the tiebreaker. The United States scored its first three goals on power plays. "Overall, I love to see the power-play goals we were able to get tonight," said U. Air Jordan 12 Wholesale China .C. - The housecleaning continues for the B. http://www.airjordan12outlet.com/ .ca presents a week long look at some of the teams and stories that will shape the up coming campaign. Air Jordan 12 Outlet . -- After a year spent travelling the world, Brooks Koepka suddenly is in a position to play a lot more golf at home. Cheap Air Jordan 12 China .Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been neck and neck all season, with 17 points separating the rivals and double points on offer for the race.Tensions between them have spilled over during the campaign and the pairs fragile relationship was evident during Thursdays pre-race news conference, when Rosberg goaded Hamilton by advising him to race cleanly.With the NHL Draft coming up on June 27 and free agency opening on July 1, discussions between NHL general managers are already heating up towards a busy off-season. Each day, TSN.ca provides the latest rumours, reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. One Last Run? As per Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record, Martin Brodeur plans to meet with his agent Pat Brisson soon to see which teams might be interested in his services for next season. Brodeur, 42, told Gulitti that it will likely be the final season. "Its going to be probably my last year," he told The Record. "You never know what kind of energy Im going to get from my decision, but Im not looking for anything more than one year thats for sure." TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported last week that Brodeur is preparing to hit the free agent market and is ready to suit up for another team. Brodeur, however, didnt sound interested in playing in his hometown of Montreal. "Montreal would be tough," he explained to The Record. "For me, Im so used to being in the states and playing in the type of markets Im used to playing in. But, again, I dont know. Thats something that when we come to that bridge, well go over it. But its something that, put it this way, theyre not too much on my radar." West Is Best? Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen believes that the Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues are thee favourites to get centre Jason Spezza from the Senators, with Nashville and Dallas as possibilities as well.dddddddddddd He adds that the price for Spezza will be younger players like Anaheims Andrew Cogliano or Nick Bonino, or Blues skaters Patrik Berglund, Kevin Shattenkirk or Ian Cole. Bruins/Sharks deal? On Friday, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told WEEI.com that there was nothing to the report that the Bruins were interested in a swap that would see Brad Marchand go the San Jose Sharks for Patrick Marleau. "I have had no discussions for Marchand and I have no plans to trade him," Chiarelli said. "I dont make it a practice to respond to reports in the social media but occasionally it is necessary." According to XNSports.com, theres speculation that the San Jose Sharks could be interested in trading veteran centre Patrick Marleau to the Boston Bruins for winger Brad Marchand. Suitors for Vinny Tim Panaccio of csnphilly.com lists the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators as possible landing spots for Vincent Lecavalier north of the border and also mentions the Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers and Dallas Stars. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported in Insider Trading this week that new GM Ron Hextall is looking to deal the veteran centre who signed a five-year contract with the Flyers last summer. ' ' '
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