Alex Steen, Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera had a goal and an assist each, and the St. Louis Blues tempered home opener Edmonton Oilers beating 4-2 Thursday.
Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues (3-1-0), who signed an eighth straight win face the Oilers.
Lauri Korpikoski and Taylor Hall replied for the Oilers (0-4-0), who cashed a fourth straight loss in the season opener. Connor McDavid first pick in the draft last June, made his debut in the regular season to his supporters, but he was cleared of the score sheet.
Korpikoski opened the scoring after just 1:36 of play, when a lucky bounce of the ramp opened the door.
The Blues have however responded less than a minute and a half later, when the shooting Troy Brouwer reached the post before ending on Lehtera stick blade.
Tarasenko gave the Blues the lead with four minutes left in the second period with his third goal of the season.
Stastny then widened the gap during a power play early in the third period when he deflected the discount Steen into the lens.
Two minutes later, Hall made things interesting with a nice individual before the opposing net.
However, Steen has confirmed the result by scoring with a shot on reception with just over two minutes left on the clock.
Brian Elliott made 24 saves in goal for the Blues. At the other end of the ice, Cam Talbot sold four times against 29 shots.