NHL Game Summary - Columbus at St. Louis
(Tuesday, March 27th)
Final Score: Columbus 4, St. Louis 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Fredrik Modin scored twice, leading the Columbus Blue Jackets over the St. Louis Blues, 4-1, in the finale of a home- and-home set at Scottrade Center.
Ron Hainsey had a goal and an assist, Rick Nash also tallied, and David Vyborny had a pair of helpers for the Blue Jackets, who have won four straight. Fredrik Norrena finished with 19 saves for Columbus.
Eric Brewer had the lone tally for St. Louis, which has dropped four of its last five overall. Curtis Sanford had a rough night, allowing three goals on 12 shots before being pulled in the second period. Jason Bacashihua finished in net, allowing one goal on 13 chances the rest of the way.
A power play put Columbus up 1-0 in the first, as Hainsey banked a shot off the inside of the far post that slid across the back of the goal line and into the net.
Modin then gave the Blue Jackets a three-goal cushion with a pair of markers in the middle stanza. The first came just 35 seconds in and was unassisted, as Modin nabbed the puck from St. Louis center Ryan Johnson, skated in all alone and beat Sanford to make it 2-0.
Sanford was then shown the gate when Modin took a feed from Marc Methot and scored on a close snap shot at 11:30 to make it 3-0.
Brewer finally put St. Louis on the board when he took a drop pass in the high slot from David Backes and wristed it below the glove of Norrena with 4:32 remaining in the second period.
Nash made it 4-1 on the man-advantage when he sent a high wrister up and underneath the crossbar at 5:46 in the third. The light did not go on, but the replay clearly showed the disc struck the underside of a water bottle that sat on top of the net. The play was reviewed and ruled a goal.
Columbus finished 4-4 against the Blues this season, while taking three of four on the road...The Blue Jackets have outscored opponents 15-5 during their four-game winning streak...Columbus finished 2-for-7 on the power play, while St. Louis failed to convert on any of its six chances.
03/27 22:56:26 ET