Kostin’s go-ahead goal lifts Blues past Blue Jackets


  • Klim Kostin scored the go-ahead goal 7:24 into the third period, and the St. Louis Blues defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 at Enterprise Center on Sunday.
  • Kostin, a forward taken by the Blues in the first round (No. 31) of the 2017 NHL Draft, drove to the net, took a pass from Jaden Schwartz and lifted a backhand shot over Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins for his third preseason goal.
  • Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo and Tyler Bozak scored for the Blues and Jordan Binnington made 22 saves.
  • Jakob Lilja scored the first two goals for Columbus, and Riley Nash got the Blue Jackets even at 3-3 when he scored at 5:17 of the third period. Merzlikins made 29 saves.
Source: NHL, Fox Sports Midwest

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