In this shortened, 48 game NHL season, the St. Louis Blues entered Thursday night's game with the Columbus Blue Jackets surprisingly rested. The Blues had not played since Sunday and it showed early on as the Blues jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back, beating Columbus 4-1 to pick up a nice road win.
The Blues first goal came from an unlikely source in defenseman Barret Jackman, who took a Ryan Reaves pass on the point and fired it towards to net, beating Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason to give the Blues a 1-0 lead with just 2:19 gone in the first period.
The Blues kept the scoring going from there. Blues center Patrik Berglund blasted home a power play goal at the 10:23 mark and then rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko scored his fifth goal of the season on a nifty move followed by tricky wrist shot that beat Mason to give the Blues a 3-0 lead.
The Blues outshot Columbus 12-6 in the first period, but the tables turned a bit in the second as the Blue Jackes buzzed a...