ST. LOUIS All it took was a little healthy competition to get Blues' Jaroslav Halak going. And nearly two months later, he has yet to slow down.
Halak's early season struggles are quickly becoming a distant memory as he posted his second consecutive shutout and third in his past four games to lead the Blues to a 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night at Scottrade Center.
The Blues netminder has won six starts in a row and hasn't lost a game in regulation since Nov. 22, posting a 10-0-3 in his last 13 starts.
"Jaro deserves it," said defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. "He's played well all year. Certainly we let him down in a bunch of shootouts this year but he's showing what he's capable of."
The season couldn't have started any worse for Halak, who began to lose playing time to backup Brian Elliott after going 1-6 and posting a 3.14 goals against average and .856 save percentage in his first seven games.
And with Halak struggling, Elliott made the most of the extra playi...