T. J. Oshie RW STL Oct 31 '78

The Blues' top line of David Backes, T.J. Oshie and David Perron struggled to gel in training camp, but showed some chemistry Saturday.

Oshie had a shorthanded goal and two assists and Backes also had a helper. It's going to take time for the three to mesh, but Saturday was definitely a good start. Oshie described why training camp wasn't a great representation of what is to come. "In the scrimmage, sometimes I might have had a chance to take a guy out," Oshie said. "I just shied off because I don't want to hurt my own team. That hit possibly leads to a turnover and possibly leads to [offensive] zone time and that leads to goals. The same thing with Backes and 'Perry,' when they're going hard on guys. It's just hard to do against your own team."