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Tkachuk , Blues Blank Blue Jackets

Star scores 498th, 499th career goals and Legace collects shutout
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2008 11:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – Keith Tkachuk scored the 498th and 499th goals of his career, and Manny Legace earned his 27th career shutout as St. Louis beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 in the Blues' regular-season home finale today. Brad Boyes also scored his team-leading 42nd goal and Paul Kariya added two assists for the Blues, who won all four matchups with the Blue Jackets at home this season.

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Legace stopped 25 shots for his fifth shutout of the season. The Blue Jackets, who dropped their fifth game in six decisions (1-4-1), were outscored 14-2 in their last three games in St. Louis. Despite being outshot 13-7 in the opening period, the Blues grabbed a 2-0 lead on power-play goals by Boyes and Tkachuk. The Blue Jackets' Ken Hitchcock coached the 900th game of his NHL career. (Read more NHL stories.)

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