Upshall, Allen Lead Blues to Victory

Nate Latsch, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Allen made 36 saves and Scottie Upshall had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Saturday night.

Vladimir Sobotka, Joel Edmundson and Kyle Brodziak also scored for St. Louis. Dmitrij Jaskin had two assists as well.

Matt Calvert scored for the Blue Jackets, and Joonas Korpisalo stopped 38 shots.

The Blues (9-2-1) earned at least one point for the sixth straight game and improved to 4-0 at home. They are the only NHL team that hasn’t lost at home this season.

The Blue Jackets (7-4) fell to 3-2 on the road.

Columbus went with Korpisalo in goal over Sergei Bobrovsky, who started Friday night. Korpisalo made his third start of the season.

Sobotka scored off a rebound of Colton Parayko’s shot with 33.2 seconds remaining in the first period. The goal was Sobotka’s first of the season and second in 13 games since returning to the Blues from the KHL at the end of last season.

Upshall scored his first of the season when a shot from Joel Edmundson ricocheted off his skate at 6:31 of the second period.

Edmundson added an insurance goal, his third, 1:29 into the third period. The goal was the 13th by a Blues defenseman this season, most in franchise history through the first 12 games.

Calvert scored his third from the edge of the right circle with 13:39 left in the third after a nice crossing pass from Oliver Bjorkstrand.

Brodziak poked home a rebound with 6:37 left for his second of the season.

NOTES: The Blues recalled Ville Husso from San Antonio of the AHL to serve as the backup goaltender in Carter Hutton’s place. Hutton and his wife are expecting a child. … The Blue Jackets’ 2-1 overtime win Friday against Winnipeg gave them a franchise-record 14 points in their first 10 games. … The Blues were without forward Robby Fabbri (left knee, out for season), D Jay Bouwmeester (left ankle), forward Zach Sanford (left shoulder) and forward Patrik Berglund (left shoulder).

UP NEXT

Blue Jackets: Host the Boston Bruins on Monday.

Blues: Host the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

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