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(SportsNetwork. Aqib Talib Jersey .com) - The St. Louis Blues will try to post consecutive wins for the first time in weeks when they visit the Arizona Coyotes for Tuesdays battle at Gila River Arena. The Blues last winning streak was a five-gamer from Dec. 6-16. St. Louis has gone 2-5-1 since then, but both of those victories have come over the clubs last four games. St. Louis, which is two points ahead of Winnipeg for the third and final automatic playoff bid in the Central Division, was able to halt a two-game slide in convincing fashion the last time out. The Blues recorded a 7-2 win Saturday in San Jose, scoring the games last five goal to skate away with two points. T.J. Oshie recorded his second career hat trick to fuel the rout of the Sharks. Oshie added an assist in the onslaught, which saw the Blues record a season- high in goals. Alexander Steen and Kevin Shattenkirk posted their own four- point performances with a goal and three assists apiece. Its nice to get them, its even better just to get the two points, said Oshie. Brian Elliott, making his second start since returning from a knee injury, made 18 saves for St. Louis, which had dropped five straight on the road coming in. The Blues, who are capping a four-game road trip tonight, are 10-9-2 as the guest this season. St. Louis will begin a seven-game homestand on Thursday, when it hosts a rematch with the Sharks. St. Louis will turn to Elliott again tonight. He is 4-2-0 with a 1.99 goals against average in six career games against the Coyotes. Arizona has played some of its best hockey of the season of late, winning four of its last five tilts. The lone loss of that stretch came in a 6-0 rout at Dallas on Wednesday, but the Coyotes rebounded with Saturdays 6-3 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Sam Gagner and Martin Hanzal scored in the second period as Arizona came from behind to defeat Columbus. Hanzal added three assists, Gagner ended up scoring twice, while Tobias Rieder and Kyle Chipchura also lit the lamp for the Coyotes. Mike Smith backed up his offense with a 23-save victory. It was by far one of our best games of the year, Smith said. We were just swarming all over the ice. Saturdays tilt marked only the third time this season the Coyotes have scored at least six times (7-4 W in Edmonton on Oct. 15 and 6-5 W at Washington on Nov. 2). The rout of Columbus began a six-game stay on home ice for the Coyotes, who are just 8-8-3 as the host this season. Arizona will try to keep the offense coming tonight, but it hasnt had much success against the Blues in recent years. St. Louis has won three straight, six of seven and nine of the last 11 meetings overall and has claimed five in a row in the desert. Smith is 4-8-0 with a 3.42 GAA in 12 lifetime starts against the Blues. Fellow Coyotes goaltender Devan Dubnyk is 0-7-0 with a lofty 4.72 GAA when facing St. Louis. Nolan Cromwell Jersey . Off-Season Game Plan examines a team facing some challenging times as GM Bryan Murray tries to put together a roster for next season. Perhaps the first challenge facing Murray is that its expected he will be moving out Jason Spezza, a premier point producer who is about to enter the final year of his contract. Cory Littleton Jersey .5 million. The 25-year-old Varlamov is thriving under first-year coach and Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, posting a 26-9-5 record with a 2.Guillem Balague says the decision for Neymar to play for Brazil in the Olympics rather than Copa America gives him a much-needed rest. Barcelona announced on Wednesday night that the Brazil captain will play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for his country but will skip the Copa America, despite previously stating he wanted to play in both.The Brazilian FA had asked for his release, but Barcelona did not want to lose the striker for so long and feared that his participation in both events could affect his preparations for next season. Barcelona announced on Wednesday that Neymar will play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics The confederation and the club had been in talks for several months before finally reaching a deal, and Sky Sports Spanish football expert Balague believes the move is good PR for the Brazilian forward at present.The reaction in Barcelona is that most people believed Neymar was not going to rest enough. Weve seen Neymar take some trips to Brazil, not just to do with football, and theres a lot of negative publicity in the direction of Neymar, so this is a good PR for himself in the eyes of the fans. The Olympics will be played from August 3-21, while the Copa America runs from June 3-26 I think most fans understand he needs to rest, as rest is as important for an athlete than preparation.In contrast, in Brazil there are more and more voices saying he is not a mature leader and is not pulling all of his weight when it comes to the national side. Its not a Brazilian decision, Brazil want him playing everything, its more the decision of Barcelona. Neymar of course wanted to play everything, but Barcelona made him realise he had to make a choice.  Pep Guardiola and Barcelona won the right to restrict Lionel Messi from going to the Olympics in 2008, but let him go anyway It is a different kind of summer with Olympics and Copa America - I think Barcelona have used the timing cleverly, its a good moment to confirm publicly what they have been defending for months.Clubs are not obliged by FIFA to release players for the Olympics, but had to do so for the Copa America Centenario in the United States, but a deal has been struck to ensure Neymar is exempt.Neymar has come under criticism from fans and the media of latee as Barcelona slumped to just one point from a possible 12 and were knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid. Sean Mannion Jersey. Neymar to miss Copa America Neymar will play for Brazil at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics but will skip the Copa America They reacted with an 8-0 win at Deportivo on Wednesday, leaving them level on points with Atletico at the top of the table but with a better head-to-head record.Balague believes the 24-year-old will need the summer to recover from another busy season, and also says this is not the first time the club has been successful over the country in such a discussion.Clubs have always had the power to stop players playing, Balague added. I remember when Pep Guardiola arrived at Barcelona, Lionel Messi wanted to play the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and Barca managed to convince the authorities that he wouldnt play. A look at some of Neymars best moments in a Barcelona shirt this season. Then after that it became the choice of Pep, who said to Messi and [then-president] Joan Laporta that he should go to China, because it was the best thing that could happen to him.Messi was saying he wanted an Olympic medal, because it is something unique. 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