NHL: St. Louis 6, Columbus 4

Dec. 18, 2011 at 10:17 PM

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Alex Steen, Jason Arnott and Alex Pietrangelo scored consecutive goals in the third period Sunday, carrying the St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 win over Columbus.

Trailing 3-2 entering the final frame, the Blues exploded for the three straight scores, triggered by Steen's equalizer 58 seconds into the period.

Arnott got the game-winner 6 minutes later when David Perron stole the puck behind the Columbus and fed him in the crease for a quick shot past Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason.

Pietrangelo added an insurance tally, and T.J. Oshie chipped in a goal and an assist for Blues, who won for the ninth time in 11 home games and moved into second place in the Central Division.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 28-of-32 shots to earn the victory.

Derick Brassard provided a goal and an assist, and Fedor Tyutin added three assists for Columbus.

Mason finished with 28 saves.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants - NFL Week 5 preview
Louisville recruit JaQuan Lyle meets NCAA investigators
Dallas Cowboys' Jason Garrett talks with Greg Hardy about comments
Jeff Gordon eyes 'huge' win at Charlotte