Posted January 27, 2013 on AP on Fox

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues speaks to an NHL referee during a break in game action against the Los Angeles Kings in their NHL game at the Staples Center on January 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Blues defeated the Kings 4-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Blues have proven to be a force out of the gate. While the Minnesota Wild also started strong, they've since taken a couple of steps back. The Blues look to keep rolling Sunday night as they host a Wild team hoping to avoid a third consecutive defeat. Two nights after beating Nashville 3-0, St. Louis (4-1-0) matched its best start since 2008-09 with Saturday's 4-3 win at Dallas. Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves to earn his third win and David Perron scored his first two goals to go along with an assist. "I thought Perron's really starting to get engaged," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "That's nice to see. I thought Perron was head and shoulders the best player on the ice. It's his tenacity on the puck, for the puck, with the puck. He was a major factor." Hitchcock was also impressed with Wade Redden, who skating in just his second NHL game after two years in the minors, gave the Blues a 1-0 lead 5:31 into the opening period. It was his first NHL goal since March 18, 2010,...
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