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Perron off to fastest start in 13-year NHL career

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

Let's talk about David Perron for a minute.

Through 14 games this season, the Blues forward has recorded a team-leading 15 points (seven goals, eight assists). By our math, that is the best start in the first 14 games of any season in Perron's 13-year NHL career. His previous high, 13 points in 14 games, came during the 2011-12 season.

Perron became just the second Blues player in franchise history (Joe Mullen, Nov. 12 and 16, 1985) to score two overtime game-winning goals in three games after scoring eight seconds into overtime Friday, giving the Blues a 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets - their third straight victory. The goal was also the fastest overtime goal in Blues history.

Just two games prior, Perron sealed a 5-4 win for the Blues when he scored 1:28 into overtime against the Detroit Red Wings.

"I don't think too much, I just react to be honest with you," Perron said after Friday's win against Columbus. "(Alex Pietrangelo) found me, had a nice pass. We were able to get two points here tonight which is big. Again, we found a way, we've got to keep builidng here. It wasn't always pretty, but what's pretty is two points at the end."

Perron has recorded at least one point in 10 of the Blues' 14 games this season and is tied with Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf for the League lead in game-winning goals with four.

Video: CBJ@STL: Pietrangelo sets up Perron's overtime snipe

Video: STL@DET: Perron scores overtime winner for Blues

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