ST. LOUIS (AP) — Connor McDavid hasn’t always looked like a natural in shootouts.The work he’s put in showed up Wednesday night.McDavid scored in the shootout after Oscar Klefbom tied it late in the third period [url=http://www.officialbluejackets.com]www.officialbluejackets.com[/url] , and the Edmonton Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Wednesday night.McDavid improved to 7 for 13 in shootouts for his career. It was his fifth game-deciding shootout goal.“You know we’re a pretty confident team once it gets past 60 minutes,” McDavid said. “We felt pretty good about the overtime period, but obviously it was our first shootout, but we got the win.”Klefbom scored with 55.2 seconds remaining to tie it at 2, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid scored in the shootout. Nugent-Hopkins also scored in the second period, and Edmonton won for the fourth time in five games.“The timing’s been good lately with my goals and I’ll take that,” Klefbom said. “It gives us so much confidence to win a game like this.”Cam Talbot made 28 saves, plus two more in the shootout to win for the first time in seven tries dating to Oct. 28.“Guys did a great job in front of me,” Talbot said. “After that first period, we adjusted some things and tightened up and that’s what we needed to do tonight. It was a big team win, and that’s a good confidence booster going home.”Ivan Barbashev and Brayden Schenn scored for the Blues, who lost for the fourth time in their last five games. Jake Allen made 34 saves as St. Louis lost for the fourth time this season after taking a two-goal lead.“We got caught in a three-fourths ice game there,” Blues interim coach Craig Berube said. “We just stopped making plays, and when you stop making plays, you get the puck out and they just pound it back in and that’s their game.”Klefbom scored on a slap shot through traffic from just inside the blue line with Talbot pulled for an extra skater. Klefbom has a point in five straight games.“I saw the big wind-up [url=http://www.officialbluejackets.com/authentic-adidas-t-shirts]Columbus Blue Jackets T-Shirts Authentic[/url] ,” Allen said. “I knew he was going far side so I tried to push over there, but I just didn’t get a good enough read on it.”Barbashev gave the Blues a 1-0 lead at 6:05 of the first, burying Oskar Sundqvist’s feed from behind the net short-side. Schenn made it 2-0 with 6:28 left, banking the puck off the far post at a severe angle. Schenn has 13 points in 13 career games against Edmonton.Nugent-Hopkins got Edmonton on the board at 4:04 of the second. After Darnell Nurse’s centering pass went off of Blues center Robert Thomas’ skate, Nugent-Hopkins chipped it in from in between Thomas’ legs.“We didn’t have a good first period,” Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock said. “I thought the first period was one of the poorest periods we’ve played, and I thought the second period was the best period we’ve played on the road by a mile.”FACES IN THE CROWDWayne Gretzky and Curtis Joseph were in attendance. Gretzky played for the Oilers from 1979-1987 and finished the 1995-96 season with the Blues. Joseph, who played for the Blues from 1989-1995, was promoting his autobiography, “Cujo.”NOTES: Oilers C Leon Draisaitl had his four-game point streak snapped. … Blues C Ryan O’Reilly has won at least 15 faceoffs in a game 10 times this season. … Hitchcock coached the Blues from 2011-2017 and amassed a 248-124-41 record. … The Oilers scratched D Chris Wideman, D Jason Garrison and C Drake Caggiula. … The Blues scratched LW Sammy Blais, LW Alexander Steen and D Jordan Schmaltz.UP NEXTEdmonton: Host Minnesota on Friday.St. Louis: Play at Winnipeg on Friday It has been 22 years since the Chicago Blackhawks have won a regular-season hockey game in Philadelphia.And the way things are going for the Blackhawks these days, that streak may continue Saturday when the Blackhawks visit the Flyers in a matinee.The Blackhawks, who will be playing their second game since firing three-time Stanley Cup winner Joel Quenneville, have lost 14 straight regular-season games (since Nov. 9 [url=http://www.officialbluejackets.com/authentic-adidas-hoodie]Columbus Blue Jackets Hoodies Authentic[/url] , 1996) and are 1-for-their-last 17 at Wells Fargo Arena. The only win came when Patrick Kane scored the goal no one saw enter the net to give the Blackhawks the 2010 Stanley Cup.Article continues below ...Flash forward to Saturday, when the Flyers, 4-0-1 in their last five and coming off an overtime win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night, face a team that fell behind 4-0 and lost 4-3 at home the same night — in the NHL coaching debut of Jeremy Colliton.The Blackhawks fell behind the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 in the first 16 minutes of the 33-year-old Colliton’s tenure, then couldn’t quite make it all the way back.“We’ve played with the same guy for 10 years, so obviously any type of change is going to be different,” Kane said. “But I thought for (Colliton’s) first game, he was very calm and seemed like he had a powerful message there in the first and second, just to clean up some things and have a better response.”The loss was the sixth straight for the Blackhawks (6-7-3).The Flyers don’t have a similar problem. They did at one point, but a 3-0-1 western trip turned things around and Thursday saw them win despite blowing an early lead, allowing a power play goal for the ninth straight game — and, oh, yielding two short-handed goals on the same power play.It was the third time in franchise history the Flyers allowed two shorties on the same power play. It was the first time they ever won such a game. And they won by getting the first goal of the season from Dale Wiese with 2:13 left in regulation and Shayne Gostisbehere’s overtime winner.“We’re a confident team,” coach Dave Hakstol said after the game. “Guys in the room are tight. You either blow apart or come together. This was a good sign tonight. This was a character win.”Brian Elliott, who had missed the last two games because of an upper-body injury suffered in a practice collision [url=http://www.officialbluejackets.com/authentic-adidas-hats]Columbus Blue Jackets Hats Authentic[/url] , relieved Calvin Pickard and stopped all 16 shots he faced to raise his season record to 5-5-0 — the team improving to 8-7-1 to go over .500 for the first time since winning the season opener.Elliott is 8-9-1 with a 2.39 goals-against average and .917 save percentage lifetime against the Blackhawks. Pickard, 3-1-1 this season, is 2-3-0 with 2.83 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in his career against the Blackhawks.Corey Crawford, 3-5-0 this season, is 2-4-0 with a 2.85 goals-against average and .910 save percentage lifetime against the Flyers. Cam Ward, 3-2-3 with his new team, is 12-12-6 with a 2.67 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage lifetime against the Flyers.The Blackhawks announced Friday that Marcus Kruger will miss the game with a left leg injury.James van Riemsdyk, out of the Philadelphia lineup since the second game of the season with a lower-body injury, is back at practice and expects to return in “a week or so,” which is right on schedule.Philadelphia’s Oskar Lindblom has a five-game points streak (two goals, five assists), and Claude Giroux had two more assists Thursday and is one of six players since 2011-12 with at least one point per game (546 points in 546 games). He played in his 754th game with the Flyers, moving him into fourth place on the team’s all-time list.