Chicago 5, Columbus 2

Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 1-9-0-1 1-3-0-1 0-6-0-0 L2
Chicago 6-2-0-2 4-0-0-2 2-2-0-0 W1


Viktor Stalberg scored goals 1:58 apart early in the third period to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

Michael Frolik had a goal and an assist, Marcus Kruger and Dave Bolland also tallied and Ray Emery made 27 saves for Chicago, which improved to 4-0-2 at home this season.

With the game even at 2-2 after two periods, Stalberg picked up a loose puck along the right wing boards and cut to the slot before beating rookie Allen York at 4:26 for his first goal of the campaign. Shortly thereafter, Stalberg buried a cross-crease backhand pass from Andrew Brunette for a 4-2 advantage.

Kruger opened the scoring 2:51 into the game with his first career goal and Bolland scored a shorthanded goal late in the first for a 2-1 edge.

Vinny Prospal and Derek MacKenzie tallied while York stopped 33 shots in his first career start for Columbus, which is 0-6-0 on the road this season.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Chicago
Derek MacKenzie 1 Points Viktor Stalberg 2
Derek MacKenzie 1 Goals Viktor Stalberg 2
Aaron Johnson 1 Assists Nick Leddy 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals David Bolland 1
Allen York .892 Save Percentage Ray Emery .931
Allen York 33 Saves Ray Emery 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 29 2 0-5 5-5 10 29
Chicago 38 5 0-5 5-5 10 36

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Anaheim. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .111 after a loss.
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