The Blues’ forwards had a different look when they team took the ice Sunday at the Charleston Ice Palace.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock kept the top line of Alexander Steen David Backes and T.J. Oshie intact. But the other three lines had moving parts the most notable being Chris Stewart moved onto a line with Patrik Berglund and Jaden Schwartz.

Stewart who led the Blues with 18 goals and 36 points last season has no goals and two assists through the first seven games. He had been playing on a line centered by Derek Roy.

“Roy’s line it looked good early in the year but other than off the rush there isn’t enough sustained pressure” Hitchcock said. “We’ve got to get ‘Stewy’ back engaged in that down-low game. He’s not going to score pretty rush-attack goals. He’s got to score those greasy grimy goals. We’ve got to get more time in the zone more sustained pressure and we’ve got to put him in a position where he’s in with more weightier forwards.

"All of the chances he was getting were off the rush … one (shot) and done. Playing him with Berglund and Schwartz allows us to have that down-low cycle game and that’s what we need.”

The other significant difference in Sunday’s line combinations was that Magnus Paajarvi was moved onto a line with Roy and Vladimir Tarasenko. That means that Brenden Morrow who started the season with Roy is now on the fourth line with Vladimir Sobotka and Ryan Reaves.

“Quite frankly Paajarvi has really grabbed this thing” Hitchcock said. “All the things that we worked on with Magnus during the training camp and exhibition games he’s really grabbed. He’s a force out there.