Led by the streaking Alexander Steen, the St. Louis Blues appear to be back to their winning ways.
The veteran forward looks to extend his career-high goal streak to six games while trying to help the visiting Blues to a third straight win Friday night against the slumping Florida Panthers.
Steen had eight goals in 40 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, but he's scored seven of his NHL-leading 11 while St. Louis (7-1-2) has earned at least one point in five straight contests. He never scored more than 24 goals in any of his previous eight seasons.
Though Steen is reluctant to talk about his early surge, his teammates have no trouble throwing praise his way.
"Pretty impressive, isn't he?" defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. "He works his tail off day in and day out. He deserves all of this success. We've just got to make sure he keeps going."
Steen, who ranks among the league leaders with 16 points and has a goal in all but one game, scored the tiebreaker on a power...