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Mark Letestu helps Blue Jackets beat Blues 5-4 to improve to 4-0-0

  • St. Louis Blues' Cody Beach, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Thomas Larkin fight during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Blues' Cody Beach, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Thomas Larkin fight during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Craig, right, is checked by St. Louis Blues' Cody Beach during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan Craig, right, is checked by St. Louis Blues' Cody Beach during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Jerry D'Amigo, bottom, is knocked to the ice by St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Jerry D'Amigo, bottom, is knocked to the ice by St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Mark Letestu had a goal and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Thursday night to improve to 4-0-0 in exhibition play.

Letestu opened the scoring and Jared Boll, Ryan Craig, Fedor Tyutin added power-play goals in the first period. Dana Tyrell also scored for the Blue Jackets.

Curtis McElhinney stopped 23 of 25 shots in the first two periods, and Anton Forsberg made seven saves on nine shots in the third.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for St. Louis (0-2-1), and David Backes and Joakim Lindstrom added goals. Paul Stastny, making his Blues debut after signing a free-agent deal, assisted on Lindstrom's goal. Brian Elliott made 17 saves.