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David Perron's lengthy offensive slump has finally ended. Stuck in one of his worst offensive slumps of his career, Perron finally broke through with a nifty redirection on a David Backes shot that beat Phoenix goaltender Chad Johnson. Perron's goal was his first since March 12th when he lit the lamp against San Jose. During the 16-game stretch where Perron couldn't buy a goal, he contributed just four assists. While it's fair to say the entire St. Louis offense has sputtered, Perron's struggles were magnified due to his history of producing at nearly a point-per-game pace for a chunk of 2013 and a large portion of 2011-12. Despite Perron's extended drought, he still ranks second on the Blues in total points with 25. This stat goes to show you that when Perron is on he's a big contributor and a key figure in the St. Louis offense. His goal against Phoenix was a thing of beauty and one that fully displays what Perron is capable of. This is pa...
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