Chicago 6, Columbus 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 9-4-1-2 5-1-0-2 4-3-1-0 W1
Columbus 2-12-0-1 2-5-0-1 0-7-0-0 L3

Recap

Captain Jonathan Toews collected two goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks finally broke through on the power play to snap a three-game losing skid with a 6-3 road triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Andrew Brunette and defenseman Steve Montador netted power-play goals just under eight minutes apart in the second period for Chicago, which entered the contest with the league's worst percentage (8.8) in that department. By comparison, the Blackhawks posted the fourth-best power play last season.

After Toews' tallied twice in just over a 10-minute stretch in the first period, Chicago ignited a dormant power play that failed to convert on all but one of its previous 30 attempts.

With Jared Boll in the penalty box for roughing, Brunette gave the Blackhawks a 3-1 advantage just 1:25 into the second period. After assisting on Brunette's goal, Montador then netted his first as member of the Blackhawks to complete the Gordie Howe hat trick.

Stanley Cup hero Patrick Kane capped the three-goal second period by scoring on a breakaway and Corey Crawford turned aside 27 shots.

Defenseman Grant Clitsome tallied twice and new acquisition Mark Letestu netted a power-play goal in his first game since being traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Captain Rick Nash assisted on Letestu's goal, giving him 500 career points for Columbus.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Columbus
Jonathan Toews 3 Points Grant Clitsome 2
Jonathan Toews 2 Goals Grant Clitsome 2
Nick Leddy 2 Assists Vinny Prospal 2
Steve Montador 1 Power Play Goals Grant Clitsome 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .900 Save Percentage Steve Mason .833
Corey Crawford 27 Saves Steve Mason 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 36 6 2-3 3-5 15 30
Columbus 30 3 2-5 1-3 11 39

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Winnipeg . The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Calgary . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .625 after a loss.
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