(AP) -- The St. Louis Blues feel like they are playing their best hockey at the perfect time.
The Blues can post a season-high fifth consecutive victory when they continue a four-game trip Tuesday night against the last-place Nashville Predators.
St. Louis (21-14-2) opened this trip with Sunday's 1-0 victory over Detroit and can record its first five-game win streak since March 3-11, 2012.
"To come out with the win going into Nashville, three more, it's not going to be easy but it's certainly a good start," defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said.
Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season to win his second straight start. He'll have to be in the spotlight down the stretch since Jaroslav Halak is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a lower-body injury.
"We've just got to keep building on things," Elliott said. "We don't have much time left so we just want to keep building."
The Blues still have plenty of work left to do to gain a second straight ...