The St. Louis Blues rebounded on Friday night after the shellacking at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks the night before by beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2. Head coach Ken Hitchcock made some changes to his lines before the game with the Oilers. One of the changes involved moving rookie Jaden Schwartz to the top line, which meant left winger David Perron was moved down to the second line as a result.
The move paid off as Schwartz scored a goal and helped on another in the Blues' win. Schwartz sparked the top line and showed signs of the feisty, talented play-maker he is capable of being. Schwartz led all players with six shots on goal and was a force all night.
Meanwhile, like he has for most of the season, Perron struggled and looked invisible on the second line. Perron recorded just a single shot on goal and was a minus-one on the evening.
It was much of the same for Perron, who has been way too inconsistent for the Blues this season.
Perron has six goals and seven ass...