Blues vs Blue Jackets Final: 4-3 - Recap
St. Louis got a pair of goals from Vladimir Tarasenko as the Blues skated to a 4-3 victory over Columbus on Saturday at Nationwide Arena.
Bettors who backed the Blues were rewarded as -166 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Vladimir Tarasenko (2), David Backes, and Chris Stewart each scored for the Blues in the victory. Tarasenko opened the scoring for St. Louis, finding the back of the net at 4:10 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jay Bouwmeester and Derek Roy.
Jaroslav Halak turned in a 30-save effort for the Blues.
Fedor Tyutin, Artem Anisimov, and Ryan Johansen scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Jaroslav Halak.
Mike McKenna stopped 27 of 31 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, St. Louis went 1-for-3, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-7 with the man advantage.
St. Louis lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 33-31.
Next game, St. Louis takes its act on the road to face Ottawa looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face Winnipeg.