NHL Game Summary - Columbus at St. Louis
(Saturday, December 9th)
Final Score: Columbus 5, St. Louis 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Sergei Fedorov had two goals and an assist to help the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-1 win over the slumping St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.
Gilbert Brule had a goal and an assist and Fredrik Norrena stopped 24 shots for the Blue Jackets, who have won a season-high three consecutive games.
Bill Guerin scored the lone goal and Jason Bacashihua made 19 saves for the Blues, who have dropped their last seven games.
The Blue Jackets scored twice in the late part of the first period to take a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
On the power play, Rick Nash sent a pass from the low left side to the low slot, where Fredrik Modin redirected it into the net for his eighth goal of the season with 3:02 left in the first.
With just 26 seconds left in the opening period, a shot by Fedorov slid under the glove arm of Bacashihua, who was sprawled out on the ice.
Columbus continued to pour it on in the second as David Vyborny grabbed a loose puck along the backboards and sent a pass to the slot, where Adam Foote's one-timer found the left corner of the net for a 3-0 lead with 9:27 left in the second.
The Blues got on the scoreboard a little over two minutes later when a pass by Martin Rucinsky from the right point to the slot was one-timed into the net by Guerin to make it a 3-1 game.
However, the Blue Jackets again grabbed a three-goal lead when Brule tapped a loose puck into the net during a scrum in front with 27 seconds left in the second.
Fedorov's breakaway goal with 9:32 to play made it a 5-1 game to cap the scoring in the contest.
Columbus returns home to face Ottawa on Sunday...The Blues host the Blackhawks on Tuesday...Each team scored once on the power play with St. Louis having eight chances and Columbus four...Fedorov has seven goals on the season.
12/09 22:47:48 ET