Well, that was far from ideal.
The Blue Jackets didn't have it tonight, and the St. Louis Blues certainly did. Joonas Korpisalo, who has had a rough go of things this season, gave up six goals as the Blues were victorious on Saturday night, 6-3.
The first period was pretty even, and the Blue Jackets took the lead over the Blues via a Boone Jenner power-play goal. Zach Werenski fired a wrister on net, and Jenner was there to deflect it past Blues netminder Ville Husso.
In the second period, the wheels fell off. The Blue Jackets struggled to muster anything offensively, and the Blues scored three unanswered goals. First, it was Pavel Buchnevich. Then, Ivan Barbashev capitalized on a poorly controlled rebound from Korpisalo. Finally, Jordan Kyrou scored his ninth of the season.
The third period brought more of the same. Adam Boqvist tallied a power-play goal to bring the Blue Jackets within one, but all it did was light a fire under the Blues. Justin Faulk added the Blues' fourth goal, then Buchnevich finished off a passing play to make it 5-2. After Buchnevich's goal, Barbashev notched his second on a mini-breakaway, giving the Blues a 6-2 advantage.
Before the game (mercifully) ended, Boqvist scored his second of the evening with a missile of a wrist shot, beating Husso on his glove side. It was Boqvist's 10th goal of his young NHL career.
The Blue Jackets (12-7-0, 24 pts.) will head to Nashville to take on the Predators (11-8-1, 23 pts.) on Tuesday night. Puck drop is slated for 8:00 p.m. EST.