In his first game since being named to the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, T.J. Oshie "put on a show" according to one of the decision-makers on Team USA's management staff.

Oshie scored two goals in the Blues' 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night, which came in front of a crowd of 19,839 and Calgary Flames president Brian Burke, the director of player personnel for the Olympic club.

"He's putting on a show," Burke said from the pressbox during the second intermission. "He's got two goals, he's won a couple of key face-offs ... killing penalties. He's a real Swiss Army knife as a player. He does just about everything well. I think he's excited about being named to the team."

In the wake of several significant injuries, Oshie continued to help his current team. He scored for the third consecutive game, and along with Brian Elliott's 30-save shutout, they were able to overcome what seemed to be a jinx against California clubs.

The victory was the Blues' first against LA, Anaheim or San Jose in six tries this season. Since a 4-2 loss to the Sharks on Dec. 17, the club is now 6-0-1 and has won four straight games — with several top players still out injured.

The Blues may get David Backes back for Saturday's game against Columbus, but at this pace they can continue to let the captain fully heal from his upper-body injury.

"I think necessity forces you to not rely on your skill," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I think the wake-up call when Alex (Steen) went down and then David went down, I think it was a wake-up call for everybody.

"Hey, we need to get everything from everybody, and if it means we've got to go back and win games scoring two goals, then we've still got to play the right way. I think it just really has awoken our checking game."

The key against LA, which came to town on a four-game losing streak, was a strong start.

In a stretch of three losses against San Jose, LA and Anaheim a month ago, the Blues fell behind 4-0, 3-0 and 4-0, respectively. Hitchcock joked Thursday morning that the game that night began at 7:08 p.m. not 7:48.

The Kings controlled the tempo early, but the Blues took a 1-0 on their first shot of the game.

Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, another newly named U.S. Olympian, put a puck toward net and after it deflected off the end boards, Brenden Morrow beat LA starting netminder Martin Jones to the rebound and scored his seventh goal of the season.

Oshie helped the Blues build on their lead in the second period. On the power play, the winger netted his seventh goal of the season for a 2-0 cushion with 8:18 remaining in the middle frame. He cleaned up a rebound after a pass by Jaden Schwartz skipped off LA's Robyn Regehr.