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NHL: Columbus 5, St. Louis 2

Jan. 22, 2011 at 10:55 PM

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Andrew Murray's score early in the third period ignited a three-goal outburst Saturday that carried the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 win over St. Louis.

Murray's goal broke a 2-2 tie, Rick Nash's power play goal doubled the advantage with less than 4 minutes to go and Fedor Tyutin added an insurance tally for Columbus, which posted its first regulation win over the Blues in four years.

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Antoine Vermette and Jered Boll also scored and Derick Brassard and Jakub Voracek added two assists each for the Blue Jackets.

Steve Mason turned aside 19-of-21 shots for Columbus.

Eric Brewer and Patrik Berglund scored 1:23 apart in the first period to give St. Louis a short-lived 2-0 lead and Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves as the Blues lost for the eighth time in 10 games.

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