St. Louis Blues center Vladimir Sobotka returned Thursday night, after missing 12 games due to a broken left kneecap on Jan. 31, and scored a goal and added two assists to lead the Blues to a 6-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Scottrade Center.
The Blues scored three times in a span of just over seven minutes in the third period to break a 2-2 tie. The win gives St. Louis 97 points, four more than their closest competitors for the Presidents’ Trophy, the Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks.
T.J.Oshie had a goal and two assists, Victor Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, and Alexander Steen had two assists for the Blues, who improved to 45-14-7.
Ryan Miller stopped 23 shots to improve to 5-0-1 with the Blues and 7-0-0 all-time against the Oilers. Miller has a 1.82 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage since coming to St. Louis in a Feb. 28 trade with the Buffalo Sabres.