Gagner scores twice, Jackets hammer Blues 8-4
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Sam Gagner scored twice, Nick Foligno got a goal and two assists and 13 Blue Jackets had at least a point, helping Columbus beat the St. Louis Blues 8-4 on Saturday night.
Eight days after whippig NHL-leading Montreal 10-1, Columbus had its fans chanting “We want 10!” with its team ahead 7-1 late in the second period.
Alexander Wennberg, Brandon Dubinsky, Markus Nutivaara, William Karlsson and Zach Werenski also scored for Columbus. The Blue Jackets rebounded from a tough loss Thursday night in Boston and have points in six of their last seven games (5-1-1), winning four straight at home. Cam Atkinson added a career-high four assists, and Brandon Saad, Scott Hartnell, Lukas Sedlak and Boone Jenner each had two.
Sergei Bobrovksy, pulled in the first period against the Bruins, stopped 33 shots for the Jackets.
Robby Fabbri scored twice and Vladimir Tarasenko and Kevin Shattenkirk also score for St. Louis.
Jake Allen stopped eight of 12 shots and was pulled early in the second period. Carter Hutton finished with 14 stops.