(AP) Edmonton: The Blues put on the hard hats for this one. In a rematch from last yearâ€™s thrilling first round series that went seven games, the Blues emerged victorious once again over the Oilers, this time with a much more efficient and less dramatic four games to one victory. The Blues ended the series in Edmonton when veteran Steve Yzerman broke a 2-2 tie with off a tic-tac-toe passing play with linemates Sergei Samsonov and Vincent Lecavalier. The Blues now await their second round opponent along with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who finished off the Chicago Blackhawks in five games as well. It is looking more and more likely to be their long-time rival, the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings upset the Blues in the 2nd round three years ago, four games to three. For the most part, the Oilers were able to keep the Blues top two lines in check through out the series and in the end, the Blues won out thanks to their stellar defensive play and contributions from the checking lines. While the Oilers were the higher seed, several experts and observers had predicted a Blues win in the series, albeit, most expected it to go six or seven games. While the top line two lines contributed just two goals during the five games (one a piece for Craig Conroy and Joe Thornton), the third and fourth lines tallied six goals (three a piece). Meanwhile, the Blues defensive corps chipped in with three goals themselves, while limiting the Oilers to a mere seven goals in five games. â€œWell, I think itâ€™s safe to say weâ€™ll need to produce a bit more in the next round if we hope to advance to the conference finalsâ€, said Thornton, who watched line mate Daniel Alfredsson get continually stymied by Oilers goaltender Evgeni Nabakov through out the series. Alfredsson finished with a series high 16 shots, but no goals. â€œBut it was great to see our checking lines come through.â€ The series loss proved disappointing for an Oilers team, who had shocked many in the HFNHL by winning their division with 100+ point season. â€œThey are a great young team and we were very fortunate to close things out in five gamesâ€ said General Manager Nick Quain. â€œI think itâ€™s clear to everyone who watched this series it was a close one and they are a team that will contend for the Cup in coming seasonsâ€ The Blues will take a day off and return for practice on Monday while awaiting their next opponent. Tickets for round two also go on sale Monday.