The Edmonton Eskimos clinched a playoff berth with a 41-9 thumping of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium on Monday in Week 16 action. Alex Gordon Jersey . The vast majority of the scoring came in the second quarter when Edmonton put up 27 points. Odell Willis forced a Drew Willy fumble before Dexter McCoil picked up the loose ball and returned it 88 yards for the touchdown. McCoil also had a safety in the quarter. Mike Reilly scored on two quarterback sneaks later in the quarter to extend Edmontons lead. Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy left the game at halftime with an upper body injury and did not return. Winnipeg (6-9) is now on a six game losing skid and sit in last place in the West Division, but are still alive in the playoff hunt. More to follow. Bret Saberhagen Jersey . Each day, TSN.ca provides the latest rumours, reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. Keeping The Captain? Brian Giontas agent Steve Bartlett told La Presse on Tuesday that the Montreal Canadiens want to keep their captain - an unrestricted free agent on July 1 - in the fold, while sources tell the paper that the two sides will start talks this week. Scott Barlow Jersey . Hernandez (3-0) struck out 11 and shut down Oakland for the second time in a week, becoming the first Mariners pitcher to win three times in the first nine games of a season. With the usual "Kings Court" for Hernandez home starts expanded to a "Supreme Court" encompassing the entire stadium with yellow shirts and "K" cards, Hernandez gave up four hits in the 28th double-digit strikeout game of his career.St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - David Backes and Vladimir Tarasenko each posted a goal and an assist to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Steen each scored a goal for the Blues, who have won five straight. Jake Allen allowed two goals on 15 shots. You dont want to give points away to teams that are behind you, especially when all the other teams keep winning, said St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock. You just dont want to start falling behind teams at this point. Benoit Pouliot scored twice for the Oilers, who have lost their past two. Ben Scrivens allowed four goals on 29 shots in the loss. Theyre one of the best teams in the league for a reason and you dont want to fall behind them, said Pouliot. We started out slow and they took it to us. The Blues got on the board at 13:49 of the first period as Tarasenko scored oon a sneaky wrister from the left circle for his 24th goal of the year. Joe Burke Jersey . It was a 2-0 game three minutes later after Jori Lehtera sent a quick pass from the right corner to the front where Backes tipped it into the net. St. Louis scored the only goal of the second period at the 5:30 mark as Barret Jackmans hard pass from the left point was nicely redirected by Schwartz for his 15th goal of the season. Edmonton got a power-play goal from Pouliot on a tip-in of a Justin Schultz shot at 8:37 of the third, but Steen gave the Blues a three-goal cushion with 3:34 to play. Pouliots goal with 1:56 to play accounted for the final score. Game Notes Edmonton continues its four-game road trip in Tampa Bay on Thursday ... St. Louis hosts Detroit on Thursday ... The Oilers were 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Blues finished the game 0-for-4. ' ' '