The Blues’ Chris Stewart has once again turned to extra video to help locate his game. This time, though, re-enforcement from assistant coach Ray Bennett on how the staff wants Stewart to play appears to be sticking with him.

Stewart has picked up two goals and an assist in his last two games, including the game-tying in Saturday's 4-3 come-from-behind win over Columbus. After missing the second period with a hand injury, the right winger returned for the third and knotted the game 3-3 with under seven minutes to play. Standing in front of the Blue Jackets net, he put a puck past goalie Mike McKenna after an original point shot by defenseman Ian Cole.

Stewart, who led the Blues in goals and points last season, now has seven goals and 14 points in 31 games this year.

“Huge (improvement),” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “It’s always tough as a player when you’re coming into the coaches’ office on a daily basis. Stewy has had a great attitude toward it. We have an identity that we want Stewy to play with and he is starting to show it again.”

Bennett, who has been with the Blues for six years, has worked with Stewart on his puck possession and patience, among other areas of his game.

“With Stewy, it’s no different than anybody else,” Bennett said. “Players go through phases where strengths of their game don’t appear as often as you’d like. So Stewy is a great big man who should have tremendous puck-protection skill. Sometimes he doesn’t feel he’s good with the puck, which is inexplicable ... but that’s what happens.

“We show him situations where he’s been really good with it, controls it, possesses it. It’s the same thing with his checking. When he checks and his stick isn’t on the ice, then (opponents) pass through. It doesn’t matter how strong you are, how big you are, how much contact you get. If the puck continually goes by you as you check somebody, that’s a problem.”