Arnott Sparks Blues' 4-Goal 3rd Period

4 years 10 months 6 days ago December 19, 2011 Dec 19, 2011 Monday, December 19 2011 Monday, December 19, 2011 10:08:18 AM CST in Sports
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Arnott triggered a four-goal, third-period rally with the tiebreaking tally to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

St. Louis won for the fifth time in six games and improved to 13-3-1 at home, tying Detroit for the most home wins. The Blues are 13-2-4 under coach Ken Hitchcock, who took over for the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6.

The Blues moved into third place in the Western Conference with 42 points after being 14th in the 15-team group on Nov. 7. St. Louis has won its last five against Columbus and improved to 12-1-1 in the previous 14 home meetings with the Blue Jackets.

Alex Steen, Alex Pietrangelo and Patrik Berglund also scored in the third period for St. Louis, which trailed 3-2 after two. T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk added goals for the Blues, who have won nine of 11 in St. Louis. Jaroslav Halak (6-7-4) made 28 saves.

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