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

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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.

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