St. Louis 3, Columbus 1

Friday, April 5, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 16-15-3-4 11-4-2-3 5-11-1-1 L1
St. Louis 20-14-1-1 9-7-0-1 11-7-1-0 W3


Blues 3, Blue Jackets 1: Captain David Backes scored his second goal in as many games to snap a tie late in the second period as host St. Louis held on to move three points clear of Columbus in the Western Conference playoff race.

Chris Stewart opened the scoring and Patrik Berglund added a short-handed, empty-net goal for the Blues, who won their third straight game and improved to 3-0-0 against the Central Division-rival Blue Jackets. Jake Allen made 26 saves in his first start since March 26 as St. Louis remained one point behind Detroit for seventh place in the West.

Artem Anisimov scored the lone goal for Columbus, which saw its three-game winning streak come to an end. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 16 shots and Marian Gaborik earned an assist in his second game as a Blue Jacket.

Backes swung the puck past Bobrovsky while falling onto his back in the slot nine seconds after Anisimov knotted the contest at 1-1 with 1:24 remaining in the second period. Stewart had tucked a backhand shot between Bobrovsky‚Äôs pads from in close during a power play less than three minutes earlier.

Blues defenseman Barret Jackman was called for hooking with 1:40 remaining in the third period, and Columbus pulled Bobrovsky for the majority of the power play but was unable to forge another tie. Berglund capped the scoring in the final second with his 15th goal.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Backes scored for the first time in 15 games on Thursday against Chicago. Stewart leads the Blues with 16 goals. ... St. Louis D Jay Bouwmeester finished with two assists, giving him three in the first two games with his new team. ... The Blues and Blue Jackets conclude their season series on April 12 at Columbus.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   St. Louis
Artem Anisimov 1 Points Jay Bouwmeester 2
Artem Anisimov 1 Goals David Backes 1
Marian Gaborik 1 Assists Jay Bouwmeester 2
N/A Power Play Goals Chris Stewart 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Patrik Berglund 1
Sergei Bobrovsky .889 Save Percentage Jake Allen .963
Sergei Bobrovsky 16 Saves Jake Allen 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 27 1 0-2 3-4 14 33
St. Louis 19 3 1-4 2-2 10 26

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Blues have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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