The Blues defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 2-1 to snap a 0-4-1 losing streak at home.
Stewart scored his seventh goal of the season in the first, despite the Blues being outshot 12-7 in the period. This broke a goal-less streak of 111:49. (@lkorac10)
In contrast for to the first, the Blues came out shooting and would go on to outshoot the Jackets 13-3. Unfortunately, the Blues gave up a shorthanded goal to tie the score 1-1. That was the first goal allowed by Halak on home ice since March 31, 2012, or 168:32. (blues.nhl.com)
In spite of that slight set back in the previous period, the Blues top line of Perron, Backes and Oshie went to work and were rewarded. Backes avoided a hip check and passed to Perron, who scored a well-time goal for his 6th of the season to put the Blues ahead. The goal gave Perron his 11th point in his last 10 games against the Blue Jackets. (@lkorac10)
Later, with just seconds left in the third, the Jackets poured on the pressure and forced Halak into desperation mode.
Halak said of his save: “I got fortunate at the end, but I’ll take it.” (@NormSanders)
Same, Jaro. Same.