Allen, Upshall lead Blues to 4-1 win over Blue Jackets

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Jake Allen made 36 saves and Scottie Upshall had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues stayed unbeaten at home so far this season with a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Vladimir Sobotka, Joel Edmundson and Kyle Brodziak also scored for St. Louis. Dmitrij Jaskin had two assists as well.

The Blues (9-2-1) earned at least one point for the sixth straight game and improved to 4-0 at home. They are the only NHL team that hasn’t lost at home this season.

Sobotka scored off a rebound of Colton Parayko’s shot with 33.2 seconds remaining in the first period. The goal was Sobotka’s first of the season.

Upshall scored his first of the season when a shot from Joel Edmundson ricocheted off his skate at 6:31 of the second period.

Edmundson added an insurance goal, his third of the season, 1:29 into the third period. The goal was the 13th by a Blues defenseman this season, most in franchise history through the first 12 games.

Brodziak poked home a rebound with 6:37 left in the game for his second of the season.

Here is the locker room reaction after the Blues 4-1 victory.