Blues Cuff Blue Jackets

The Blues turned a two-goal deficit in the first period into a 6-2 win with six unanswered goals against the Blue Jackets at the Scottrade Center. Patrik Berglund scored two goals and Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Pietrangelo added a goal and assist each. The Blues were without top goaltender Jaroslav Halak for another game due to illness. Brian Elliott stopped 22 of 24 shots. Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu scored the Columbus goals. St. Louis won its fifth straight game to improve to 29-7-and-5. Columbus lost its third in the last four games to drop to 18-20-and-4.