“We were a little flat, to say the least,” Renney said. “Our goaltender (Nikolai Khabibulin) was outstanding and gave us a reason to believe we could find the way to win the game. We just found a way to muscle through it.”
Ryan Jones also scored for the Oilers (10-12-4), who have won five of their last six.
Jones said the Blues didn’t make it easy to capture the two points.
“They’re a blue-collar team and those team are hard to play against, because they control the puck,” he said. “When they do that, it takes momentum away and we’re the exact same team, so the play went back and forth and back and forth there wasn’t a lot of play in the neutral zone.”