Schwartz, Pietrangelo and Kostin lead Blues over CBJ
St. Louis Blues Klim Kostin (37), David Perron (57) and Jay Bouwmeester (19) celebrate Perron's winning goal against the Winnipeg Jets in overtime NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
By The Associated Press
Jaden Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo and Klim Kostin recorded a goal and an assist apiece to lead the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday in St. Louis.
Kostin's goal 7:24 into the third was the game-winner.
Tyler Bozak and Sammy Blais also scored for the Blues, who had Jordan Binnington play the entire game in goal. Binnington made 22 saves.
Jakob Lilja scored twice for the Blue Jackets, and Riley Nash added a third period goal. Elvis Merzlikins allowed all five St. Louis goals on 34 shots.
WINGS FLY HIGH OVER PENGUINS
In Detroit, Madison Bowey scored 2:58 into overtime to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha also scored for Detroit, which had Jonathan Bernier play the entire game in goal. Bernier made 32 saves.
Brian Dumoulin and Jared McCann scored for Pittsburgh, and Tristan Jarry stopped 22-of-25 shots.
AVALANCHE TOP WILD
In Denver, Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog scored in the shootout to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Kadri and Landeskog sandwiched shootout goals around Cale Makar's miss. Gerald Mayhew was the only Wild skater to score in the shootout.
Tyson Jost and Jayson Megna scored in regulation for the Avalanche, who had got a 21-save performance from Philipp Grubauer.
Louie Belpedio and Jared Spurgeon scored for Minnesota. Alex Stalock stopped 34 of 36 shots.
JETS SCORE EARLY, LATE IN WIN OVER FLAMES
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Blake Wheeler had a goal and one assist to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.
Jack Roslovic scored 50 seconds into the game. Wheeler and Joone Luoto scored in a 72-second span in the third period, and Nikolaj Ehlers added an empty-goal with 1:36 remaining.
Adam Kuzicka scored at the six minute mark of the third period for the Flames.
Laurent Brossoit made 22 saves for the Jets (2-1-1). Cam Talbot stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Flames (2-2-1).
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Updated September 22, 2019