Blues fall to Blue Jackets, but wrap up Central

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    There was no sign of celebration in the locker room. Coach Ken Hitchcock stalked off after a couple of minutes at the podium.

    The St. Louis Blues needed help to clinch their first Central Division title since 1999-2000, stumbling at home against the NHL's last-place team. The Columbus Blue Jackets caught a team perhaps expecting to win, and then struggling to maintain its composure.

    "Obviously, if we want to be a good team we can't play like that," Blues forward Andy McDonald said after the Blue Jackets' 5-2 victory Saturday night. "We just got really worked up about the officiating, about how things were going, and we weren't able to reign it in.
     

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