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Blue Jackets Rout Blues
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jake Voracek scored on two breakaways to chase red-hot goalie Jaroslav Halak and the Columbus Blue Jackets scored early and often to beat St. Louis 8-1 on Wednesday night, ending the Blues' winning streak at seven games.

It was a rare outburst for the Blue Jackets, the only team in the NHL this season that had not scored more than three goals. The eight goals tied a club record, and the margin was the largest in the franchise's 10 seasons.

The rout also was a rare collapse by the Blues, who had allowed just four goals in their last six games.

Chris Clark also had two goals and Rick Nash, R.J. Umberger and Antoine Vermette each added a goal and an assist for Columbus, which has won eight of 11.

Steve Mason made 29 saves, allowing only B.J. Crombeen's goal.

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