COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- R.J. Umberger scored a hat trick and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a five-game losing streak Monday, downing the St. Louis Blues 5-2.
Umberger added an assist for a four-point game. Kris Russell and Antoine Vermette also had goals for the Jackets.
The last two Columbus goals, by Umberger and Vermette, were empty-netters in the closing seconds of the third period.
Columbus goalie Steve Mason stopped 27 shots.