Blue Jackets’ offense erupts against streaking Blues

Columbus, OH ( – Nick Foligno posted two goals and an assist
as the Columbus Blue Jackets ended the St. Louis Blues’ lengthy point streak
with an emphatic 7-1 win on Friday.

Ryan Johansen tallied a short-handed goal and two assists, Corey Tropp and
Scott Hartnell each had a goal and a helper while Matt Calvert and Cam
Atkinson also scored for the Blue Jackets, who ended a three-game skid.

Curtis McElhinney made 32 saves to help give the Blues their first regulation
loss since Jan. 2.

St. Louis entered the game with seven straight wins and was riding a
franchise-long 13-game point streak (12-0-1).

Paul Stastny supplied the Blues’ lone goal, Brian Elliott allowed four goals
on 14 shots and Jake Allen stopped 16-of-19 shots in relief.