COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An energized Jaroslav Halak carried his tired teammates to another win.
Halak made 33 saves, and David Perron broke a tie early in the third period to help the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth straight victory.
Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis. The Blues, coming off a 4-1 victory over Columbus on Saturday night in St. Louis, have won nine of 10 to improve to 45-18-7.
"We had no energy, the goalie found a way," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "That's five games in nine nights with cross-country travel and we hit the wall. We hit the wall mentally. We hit the wall physically. Our goalie stole the game."
Mark Letestu scored for Columbus, which had won four straight games before being swept by the Blues in the weekend series.
Columbus interim coach Todd Richards agreed that Halak just got better as the game went along.
"I thought we created a lot of chances and Halak was v...