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Russell gives Blue Jackets' OT victory over Blues

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St. Louis Blues' Brad Winchester, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Jared Boll, left, fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Blues' Brad Winchester, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Jared Boll, left, fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
Columbus Blue Jackets' Derek Dorsett (15) is congratulated by teammates on the bench after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson Columbus Blue Jackets' Derek Dorsett (15) is congratulated by teammates on the bench after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
Columbus Blue Jackets' Derick Brassard, left, and St. Louis Blues' Mike Weaver chase after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson Columbus Blue Jackets' Derick Brassard, left, and St. Louis Blues' Mike Weaver chase after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their first victory in St. Louis in nine games, 3-2 over the Blues on Saturday night.

Fedor Tyutin and Derek Dorsett scored for the Jackets, and Mathieu Garon stopped 25 shots in his first game since Jan. 19. The Jackets were 0-7-1 in their previous eight visits to St. Louis.

David Backes and Andy McDonald scored for St. Louis, and Chris Mason made 16 saves.

Russell skated into the Blues' zone and snapped a shot past Mason on the Jackets' first shot in overtime after taking a feed from Derick Brassard.

Tyutin gace the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead on a two-man advantage with 1:24 left in the second. Tyutin's shot from the high shot got past Mason, with R.J. Umberger setting a perfect screen in front.

McDonald tied it with 1:35 remaining with a power-play goal from the right circle, a shot that caromed in off Garon's glove.

The Jackets grabbed the early lead in the first period on Dorsett's second of the season, a backhand from the slot that beat Mason on Columbus' second shot.

The Blues struck back in the waning seconds of the first when Backes deflected a left point shot from Oshie between his legs and through the pads of Garon with 1.9 seconds left on the clock.

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