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NHL: Columbus 4, St. Louis 2

April 1, 2006 at 4:36 AM

ST. LOUIS, April 1 (UPI) -- Rick Nash scored two goals Friday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues, 4-2.

Jason Chimera and Jaroslav Balastik scored goals; Jan Hrdina; Aaron Johnson; Manny Malhotra; Trevor Letowski; David Vyborny; and Nikolai Zherdev had assists; while Pascal Leclaire made 28 saves in net for Columbus (30-40-3), which won its fourth straight game. The Blue Jackets also set a new franchise record for wins in a season.

Keith Tkachuk and Jamal Mayers had goals; Kevin Dallman, Lee Stempniak; Matt Walker; and Mark Rycroft had assists; while Patrick Lalime made 16 saves in goal for the Blues (20-39-13).

St. Louis has lost nine games in a row.

The Blue Jackets rose to 4-2-1 against St. Louis this season.

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