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Blues dominate Blue Jackets
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrik Berglund scored two goals and the St. Louis Blues handled the Columbus Blue Jackets, 6-2, on Saturday.
Vladimir Sobotka, Maxim Lapierre, Jaden Schwartz and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal for the Blues, who improved to 17-3-2 at home this season.
Brian Elliott stopped 22-of-24 shots for St. Louis, which has won five in a row.
Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu scored for the Blue Jackets, who fell to 1-2-0 on a four-game road trip. Curtis McElhinney turned aside 31-of-37 shots.
Down 2-0, the Blues scored three goals in the second period. At the 7:03 mark, Barret Jackman's shot from the right point was deflected in by Berglund.
Sobotka put home his own rebound at 15:55 to make it a 2-2 contest. Less than two minutes later, Lapierre scored on a shot from the top of the right circle.
Berglund's redirection of Vladimir Tarasenko's centering feed from the right boards 14 seconds into the third period gave the Blues a 4-2 lead.
David Backes, who returned to the lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury, assisted on Schwartz's goal at 8:47.
Pietrangelo lit the lamp at the 14:13 mark to make it a 6-2 contest.
Anisimov's shot from the high slot at the 3:58 mark of the first stanza made it 1-0 Columbus.
Letestu made it 2-0 at 11:22 after his shot from along the left boards deflected off defenseman Ian Cole's skate and past Elliott.
Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie served the first of a three-game suspension ... St. Louis defenseman Jordan Leopold played for the first time since Nov. 7.
01/04 23:20:39 ET
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