(AP) -- The St. Louis Blues avoided a third straight loss to open their road trip their last time out with a big offensive effort, thanks largely to a recently formed new top line.
On Saturday, they can push their winning streak at San Jose to three against a Sharks team that's not doing much scoring at home or anywhere else of late.
The Blues (12-9-2) knocked off Phoenix 6-3 on Thursday, matching their season high in goals set in their opener. Patrik Berglund scored twice in a 2:12 span of the second period, Chris Stewart had a goal and three assists and David Perron finished with three assists as that forward unit turned in a second straight big game.
The line, put together four games ago by coach Ken Hitchcock in the wake of injuries to players such as Andy McDonald, Alex Steen and Jamie Langenbrunner, had five points in a 6-4 loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
"The Berglund line was outstanding. They really have a good thing going and hopefully that continues," Hitchcock said. ...