St. Louis Blues' Matt D'Agostini, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Samuel Pahlsson, of Sweden, fight for a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) By Jay LaPrete
St. Louis Blues' Ian Cole, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek, of the Czech Republic, chase a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) By Jay LaPrete
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Chris Stewart flicked in a backhander 54 seconds into overtime to cap the St. Louis Blues' comeback from a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.
Stewart's second goal of the game came as he crashed the net on a rush from the left wing, the puck wafting over the right shoulder of goalie Mathieu Garon and nearly knocking his water bottle to the ice.
Ian Cole had a goal and an assist and Alex Pietrangelo also scored for the Blues, who beat the Blue Jackets twice in 48 hours after losing their previous four games. Jaroslav Halak, returning after missing 11 games because of a cracked bone in his hand, made 19 saves.
Jake Voracek, R.J. Umberger and Derek MacKenzie scored for Columbus, which has dropped six in a row.
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