Chicago 3, Columbus 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 5-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 W5
Columbus 1-3-0-1 0-1-0-1 1-2-0-0 L4

Recap


Blackhawks 3, Blue Jackets 2
: Captain Jonathan Toews capitalized on a turnover six minutes into the third period as the visiting Blackhawks matched their best start in franchise history.

Dave Bolland and Bryan Bickell also scored for the Blackhawks, who improved to 5-0-0 to start the season for the first time since 1971-72. Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his fourth win.

Mark Letestu opened the scoring 7:35 into the first period and Artem Anisimov brought the Blue Jackets within one late in the third, but Columbus remained winless in four games since defeating Nashville in a shootout in its season opener.

With Chicago up 2-1 in the third period, Marian Hossa stole the puck from Letestu before the Columbus center could clear the zone and sent it to Patrick Kane, who passed it to a wide-open Toews in the slot for the game-winner. Kane also assisted on Bolland’s goal and has seven on the season.

Steve Mason stopped 21 shots for the Blue Jackets.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Columbus had a goal disallowed that would have tied the game with 7:25 remaining in the second period. The referees ruled there was goaltender interference on the play. … Letestu was a healthy scratch for the Blue Jackets’ first two games of the season. … Columbus rookie C Ryan Johansen led all skaters with five shots. He finished with one assist.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Columbus
Patrick Kane 2 Points Artem Anisimov 1
Bryan Bickell 1 Goals Artem Anisimov 1
Patrick Kane 2 Assists Derek Dorsett 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .923 Save Percentage Steve Mason .875
Corey Crawford 24 Saves Steve Mason 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 24 3 0-3 5-5 17 27
Columbus 26 2 0-5 3-3 15 30

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Detroit . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.