T.J. Oshie had a smile on his face from the very beginning of the game when he received a loud cheer when he was announced to the crowd at The Scott and it never left his face after returning to the lineup after missing 31 games with a broken ankle.

Oshie said it wasn’t his best effort, but he was happy just to be on the ice for the first time since November 10th when he suffered the injury in Columbus. “Obviously, the legs and lungs aren’t where you want them to be. You can’t really match a game just skating by yourself, but all is well. Even after a bad shift it was kind of hard to wipe the grin off my face.”

Blues defensemen Erik Johnson scored the game winning goal in the third-period for a a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Oshie was the number one star of the game. Patrik Bergland scored on a 5 on 3 advantage in the first period to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.

L.A. tied the game late in the second period for their only goal on 27 shots against Jaroslav Halak.