After taking a vicious hit earlier in the week from Blues player David Backes, the Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t sure Nikolai Zherdev would even play. The 23 year old blew the game open late in the 3rd period with the score tied at three. Zherdev scored two of the Jackets three goals in a span of four minutes as Columbus snaps the Blues three game winning streak in the 6-4.
David Backes, Brad Boyes, Andy McDonald and Jay McClement had goals for the Blues. Blues All-Star goalie Manny Legace had the night off as Hannu Toivenen got the start.