Barret Jackman scores from center ice, Blues beat Jets 5-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Barret Jackman scored his first goal in 36 games with 1:03 left, launching a shot from center ice to give the Blues a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
After his team squandered a three-goal, third-period lead, Jackman bailed the Blues out when got control of the puck along the left boards in the neutral zone off a faceoff.
He appeared to be just dumping the puck into the Jets' end, but his shot was on net and it handcuffed goalie Ondrej Pavelec.
That was the only goal that Pavelec allowed in 20 shots faced. He came on in relief in the second period when the Blues scored four goals on four straight shots against Jets rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson.
Linemates Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera all had a goal and an assist for the Blues.