It was not the prettiest NHL game ever, but when two of the worst teams play one another any win is appreciated.
St. Louis went into last night’s game against Columbus losers of three straight and six of the last seven. The Blue Jackets were losers of six in a row. Both teams knew somebody had to win. Even though it was not pretty, it was hard fought with the Blues coming out on top 4-3 in a shootout.
Bill Guerin scored the only goal in the shootout. It was the final game for the Blue Jackets before Ken Hitchcock takes the bench as coach.
Blues goalie Manny Legace shook off some early season troubles to stop 29 shots including all four shootout shots.
Jamal Mayers scored two goals, including the game-tying goal with 2:18 in the third period. Ryan Johnson scored the other goal. Barret Jackman recorded two assists.