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The Jackets pick up an overtime win in St. Louis

The Columbus Blue Jackets picked up a 3-2 overtime win Saturday night in front of 19,500 fans at Scottrade Center in St. Louis over the Blues. The win for the Blue Jackets was their 22nd overall, while the Blues fell to 24-22-9.

Derek Dorsett got the visitors on the scoreboard first, with a goal at the 4:09 mark in the first period. It was just Dorsett’s second of the season. The goal was assisted by Fredrik Modin and Mathieu Roy. St. Louis tied the game with just :02 remaining in the period, as David Backes picked up a power play goal, assisted by T.J. Oshie and David Perron. The goal for Backes was his 11th of the season.

The second period was marred by penalties, with 36 total, including a 10 minute misconduct by the Blues’ Brad Winchester. The lone goal in the period was scored by Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin. It was his third of the season, and it came via the power play. Rick Nash and R.J. Umberger assisted on the goal.

Andy McDonald tied the game in the third period at the 18:25 mark, scoring his 17th goal, also a power play. Erik Johnson and Eric Brewer helped with an assist on the goal. In overtime, Kris Russell picked up his sixth goal of the season, with assists from Derick Brassard and Marc Methot.

All in all, there were 42 minutes of penalties in the game. Columbus was out shot 27-19. Goaltender Mathiew Garon picked up the win to improve to 8-8-3 overall. The Blue Jackets will now wait until Tuesday when they travel to Denver to take on the Avalanche. St. Louis’ next game will be Wednesday against their rival team, the Chicago Blackhawks.

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