The Blues scored three times in the opening period and they held on to top the Blue Jackets, 4-1. Barret Jackman, Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Tarasenko each lit the lamp in the first frame for St. Louis, which improved to 6-and-1. David Backes added an empty-netter late in the game. Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots in the win. The Blues are at Detroit tonight.