ST. LOUIS — David Perron had managed just one assist through the first four games before enjoying a breakout performance Saturday in the St. Louis Blues' 4-3 win at Dallas.
Perron erupted for two goals and an assist and played with a high level of confidence. He was at it again on Sunday in the 5-4 overtime win over Minnesota, helping to set up the Blues' first two goals.
"You guys see the points, I think my last four (games) have been really good," said Perron, who has two goals and six points in six games. "I've played more with the puck and that's what I need to do. My first couple (games) I think I kind of lost a little bit of momentum when I would take so many penalties.
"The key for my game is to have the puck and control it and make plays."
Another key for Perron is feeling like he's an important part of the equation.
"You want to be here for a long time and you want to win with this team, so you're going to do everything you can to get better," said Perron, who signed a four-year contract extension earlier this year worth $15.25 million. "Getting (the extension) this summer was really important for me. It seems like you belong here a little bit more."
One of Perron's goal came after stickhandling his way through the heart of the Stars' defense and he played a physical and aggressive style.
The hot streak could be a sign of things to come.
"I thought Perron's really starting to get engaged," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told the Associated Press. "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."
The Blues took the ice for warm-ups around 6:30 p.m. wearing the special No. 6 Stan Musial jerseys in tribute to the Cardinals great and Baseball Hall of Famer who died last week.
The jerseys were autographed by each Blues player and scheduled to be auctioned off during the game and online, with proceeds going to the Blues' 14 Fund and also Cardinals Care.
Jerseys being sold during Sunday's games went for $1,800 apiece. They were the ones worn by Chris Stewart, Alexander Steen, Andy McDonald, Barret Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk, Wade Redden and Jaden Schwartz.
Jerseys schedule to be auctioned at stlouisblues.com are Vladimir Tarasenko, T.J. Oshie, David Backes, Roman Polak, Vladimir Sobotka, Jaroslav Halak, Alex Pietrangelo, Ian Cole, Scott Nichol and Jamie Langenbrunner.
Jerseys being auctioned at cardinals.com are David Perron, Brian Elliott, Patrik Berglund, Kris Russell and Matt D'Agostini.