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Bobrovsky helps Columbus down St. Louis

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Sergei Bobrovsky posted 31 saves to help the Columbus Blue Jackets take a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

Columbus has now won two straight in its attempt to get into the playoffs and at 43 points, the team sits one back of the Detroit Red Wings for the final spot in the Western Conference. Detroit is currently in action against Chicago.

Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist while Marian Gaborik, Ryan Johansen and Artem Anisimov all scored for the Blue Jackets, who defeated St. Louis for the first time in four attempts this season.

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the lone goal for the Blues, who had a six-game winning streak snapped.

St. Louis came into the game off three straight shutouts by Brian Elliott, but Jake Allen got the start on Friday and gave up all four goals on 19 shots.

The Blues hold a two-point edge over Minnesota for the sixth spot in the conference.

04/12 21:40:00 ET