The Blues clinched the Central Division title on Saturday night, their first division title since 2000 and just their second since 1987, and they did it despite losing 5-2 to Columbus at Scottrade Center.
Nashville's 5-4 loss at home to Chicago gave the Blues the title, but the loss will hurt the Blues' chances of taking the top spot in the Western Conference and to win the Presidents' Trophy. It's the second straight loss for the Blues and just their fifth at home this season.
Columbus upped thge lead to 4-2 on an extended five-on-3 power play. Kent Huskins went off for hooking, then David Backes went off 22 seconds later for roughing and Alex Pietrangelo went off 17 seconds later for slashing and unsportsmanlike conduct.