The Blues had lost three straight games to Arizona, and a few areas were starting to catch up with them.
Jordan Kyrou was suddenly cold. Ivan Barbashev remained frozen. The forecheck was missing. There were serious concerns about backup goaltender Ville Husso. And injuries were mounting.
So what did Blues coach Craig Berube do? He had conversations with Kyrou and Barbashev and told them to play better. He put a heavy player on every line to help ignite the forecheck. And he stuck by Husso.