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Blues' Yeo: 'My job should be in question right now'

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The St. Louis Blues let another one get away from them Thursday night.

After taking an early 2-0 lead against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the club surrendered four straight goals en route to a 7-4 drubbing. It marked the second straight game in which the Blues coughed up a two-goal lead after doing so against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.

Thursday's loss sees the team now just two points out from last place in the Central Division. The Blues entered this season with high expectations following an impressive offseason, which is why head coach Mike Yeo admits his job should be on the line after their rough start.

"Heck, my job should be in question right now," Yeo said, according to The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford. "Of course that comes with the trade. But I'm not going to coach to try to save my job. I'm going to coach to try to win the Stanley Cup. I believe in this group, so whatever we need every single day, I'm going to try to do that."

Luckily for Yeo his players appear to have his back.

"There is no question, anyone thinking he (does) not deserve to be here, we support him," Vladimir Tarasenko said of Yeo. "We believe in him, that's why he's our coach right now, and we will (fu-----) play for him so hard. So there's no question about (whether the) team doesn't believe in the coach."

This summer the Blues added forwards Ryan O'Reilly, Tyler Bozak, and Patrick Maroon to a roster that already boasted studs in Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn, and Alex Pietrangelo.

To the Blues' credit, they've scored the third-most goals in their division this season, but they've also given up the most in the Central Division and the third-most league-wide.

As for Yeo, his job appears to be safe, at least for the night.

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