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Blues Overpower Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Andy McDonald had a goal and two assists and the St. Louis Blues scored three times in the second period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Saturday night.

David Backes, David Perron, Alexander Steen and B.J. Crombeen added goals for the Blues, who have won seven of eight. They came into the game in 10th place in the Western Conference, six points behind eighth-place Calgary.

Goalie Chris Mason lost his shutout with just under 6 minutes left when Jake Voracek scored on a jam shot off a pass from Derick Brassard.

The Blue Jackets were without two of their top three scorers. Rick Nash missed his third game in a row with a lower-body injury, and Kristian Huselius his third game in the last four because of an upper-body injury.

The Blues were 2 of 4 on the power play.

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