St. Louis Blues goalie Chris Mason is congratulated by teammates after they beat the New York Islanders 4-1 in an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
New York Islanders' Kyle Okposo (21) tries to knock the loose puck away from St. Louis Blues goalie Chris Mason in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
New York Islanders' Sean Bergenheim (20) battles St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) for the loose puck in front of goalie Chris Mason in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Perron scored twice, and Patrik Berglund's first goal in 13 games proved to be the difference in the St. Louis Blues' 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Eric Brewer also scored, and Chris Mason stopped 23 shots as the Blues won back-to-back games for the first time since beating Detroit in Sweden on Oct. 2-3. St. Louis is 3-2 on a six-game homestand.
The Islanders got a goal from Josh Bailey and 22 saves from Dwayne Roloson, but New York has dropped consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Nov. 4-6. The Islanders lost 3-2 at Minnesota on Friday.
Berglund's first point in 10 games put the Blues up 2-1 at 15:23 of the second period on a shot from the high slot that beat Roloson. B.J. Crombeen's screen in the crease may have prevented Roloson from seeing the Blues' second shot of the period.
Perron netted his eighth goal when he swept in the puck from the crease following Barret Jackman's one-timer from the left point 1:15 into the third. That gave the Blues a 3-1 lead, and Jackman earned his 100th NHL point.
Perron followed that with a highlight-reel goal. He pulled the puck between his skates and beat Islanders defenseman Mark Streit before sweeping in another shot around Roloson 5:02 into the third.
The Islanders grabbed the early lead as Bailey's wrister from the top of the right circle got past a screened Mason 5:10 into the game. It was Bailey's fifth of the season and second in two nights.
But the Blues quickly answered. Brewer's shot from the left point at 8:02 tied the game. It was Brewer's first goal since Oct. 16, 2008.
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