GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ahead two goals heading into the third period, the St. Louis Blues had Thursday night's game against Phoenix in the bag, right?
That's probably what fans thought Tuesday night when they were dozing off in the final period with the same exact score vs. Los Angeles. The Blues dozed off, too, and wound up losing by two goals.
On Thursday in the desert, two days after learning a stinging lesson, the Blues stayed the course and even turned it up a level in a 6-3 victory over Phoenix at Jobing.com Arena.
"We talked about that ... we needed guys to step up," Blues forward David Perron said. "We can all say the right things and say the right words, but at one point we have got to do it."
The Blues ended a two-game losing streak, picking up their first victory on a season-long five-game trip, which continues with back-to-back games against San Jose and Anaheim over the weekend.
Perron and his new linemates were the table-setters for the Blues' put-up-or-shut-up attitude Thursday.
Patrik Berglund scored two goals, Chris Stewart netted one goal and three assists and Perron added three assists for a nine-point night for the line. The trio has been together for just four games, and ?has combined for 14 points in the last two.
"They're playing really well," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "They've really got some chemistry going. Hopefully they can keep it up."
Meanwhile, upon returning from Peoria to help stabilize the goaltending position, Jake Allen made 23 saves to pick up his fourth win in five starts this season.
Allen made a couple of terrific saves early in the third period when the Blues, tempting fate, held the same 4-2 lead going into the third period that ?they had against Los Angeles in similar circumstances earlier this week?.