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Blues open NHL preseason with 2 wins against Blue Jackets


AP
10:02 p.m. EDT September 25, 2016

Pheonix Copley and Jordan Binnington combined for 23 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Blue Jackets 5-0 Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio, to complete a sweep of the teams’ two split-squad games on the opening day of the NHL preseason.

Binnington made 12 saves in his 31 minutes, 19 seconds, and Copley stopped the 11 shots he faced in 28:41.

T.J. Galiardi, Ty Rattie, Kyle Brodziak, Eric Nostrum and Jordan Kyrou scored for St. Louis.

Galiardia and Rattie scored 7:17 apart in the first period, and Brodziak made it 3-0 with 4:07 left in the second. Nystrom added to the lead near midway through the third, and Kyrod capped the scoring in the final minute.

Blue Jackets goaltender Anton Forsberg allowed three goals on 28 shots, and Lucas Peressini stopped five of the seven shots he faced.

Earlier, Kevin Shattenkirk had two goals and an assist,…

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