The Blues didn’t make any major trades last year and got hot and made the playoffs. This 09-10 season is shaping up the same way. The Blues picked up their second win off the Olympic break with a 6-1 win over Dallas.

Paul Kariya scored twice, combining with Brad Boyes for a pair of goals during a 17-second span of the first period, and Alexander Steen, Patrik Berglund and T.J. Oshie added goals for the Blues. St. Louis scored four goals on its first 11 shots before Dallas coach Marc Crawford replaced starter Marty Turco with Kari Lehtonen.

Chris Mason made 29 saves for the Blues, who boosted their road record to 18-9-4 in the matchup of teams attempting to climb into the Western Conference’s top eight. St. Louis has 69 points, one more than Dallas, and the Blues pulled even with Calgary at No. 9. Detroit holds the conference’s No. 8 spot with 70 points.