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NHL Scores: St. Louis Blues Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The St. Louis Blues, concussed though they are, managed to remember how to score goals Thursday night, scoring four against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are natural rivals having stolen "half their name... [and] most of their alternate jersey" from St. Louis's NHL entrant. With leading-scorer-by-default Andy McDonald sidelined indefinitely the Blues got goals from four different players and continued their streak streak, following up a five game loser with a second consecutive win. 

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The win caused a clean flip in the standings in the still-tight Central Division—the heretofore last-place Blues jumped to third and the Blue Jackets fell behind the Predators while they were at it. 

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The Blues haven't won or lost just one game in a row all season, but in beating the Blue Jackets convincingly they managed to avoid losing two consecutive games to Columbus in brutal fashion while losing incredibly popular players to painful-looking ankle injuries. They'll get their next chance to continue streaking on Saturday, when the 11-12-3 Carolina Hurricanes visit Scottrade Center. Next Wednesday they'll get another chance to take one from the first-place Red Wings in Detroit. 

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