Blues beat Blue Jackets 4-1

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jay McClement had a goal and assist in the first period, helping the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 to end a five-game home losing streak on Tuesday night.

The Blues took a 3-0 lead on nine shots against Mathieu Garon, who was benched in favor of Steve Mason after one period. B.J. Crombeen and Alex Steen also scored in the opening period for St. Louis, which has won two straight under interim coach Davis Payne and ended Columbus’ first three-game winning streak since mid-November.

Fedor Tyutin scored in the second period for the Blue Jackets, who have lost 14 of 17 on the road but had won their previous two including Garon’s second shutout of the season Sunday at Dallas. Columbus outscored opponents 9-4 during its winning streak.