Red-hot Blues beat Blue Jackets again

David Perron netted the eventual game-winning 1 and-home series at Nationwide Arena.

Patrik Berglund also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots for the Blues, who have won five straight and nine of their last 10.

The win gave the Blues 97 points, most in the NHL and five clear of the idle Vancouver Canucks for the top spot in the Western Conference.

Mark Letestu scored the lone tally for the Blue Jackets, who lost both ends of the home-and-home on the heels of a four-game winning streak. Curtis Sanford gave up both goals on 26 shots in the loss.