Chicago 4, Columbus 3

Friday, March 1, 2013 8:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 5-12-3-1 3-4-2-1 2-8-1-0 L4
Chicago 18-0-0-3 9-0-0-1 9-0-0-2 W8


Blackhawks 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT): Defenseman Brent Seabrook scored at 3:23 of overtime as host Chicago extended its record season-opening streak to 21 straight games without a regulation loss.

Captain Jonathan Toews got to a loose puck and carried it down the left side before dishing it to Seabrook, who fired it into a vacant net from the slot for his third goal of the season.

Viktor Stalberg recorded a goal and an assist, Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell also tallied and Ray Emery made 19 saves for the Blackhawks (18-0-3), who have won eight games in a row overall and 10 consecutive meetings with the Blue Jackets. Dating back to the 2011-12 regular season, Chicago has registered a point in 27 straight contests - the third-longest streak in NHL history.

Vinny Prospal, Artem Anisimov and Ryan Johansen scored while Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for the Blue Jackets, whose winless streak reached four games (0-2-2).

Prospal gave Columbus the lead 31 seconds into the contest with his 250th career goal and Anisimov, who returned after missing three games with a head injury, put the Blue Jackets ahead 2-1 with 7:18 remaining in the second period. Sharp and Bickell scored 59 seconds apart late in the session, but Johansen forged a tie at 12:23 of the third with a backhander that followed a nifty deke.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago is one game away from matching the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens for the second-longest point streak in league history. The record is owned by the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers, who went unbeaten in 35 consecutive contests. ... Blackhawks RW Marian Hossa played in his 999th career game. ... Columbus has not beaten Chicago since posting a 4-3 road victory on Feb. 18, 2011.


Top Game Performances

Columbus   Chicago
Artem Anisimov 1 Points Viktor Stalberg 2
Artem Anisimov 1 Goals Viktor Stalberg 1
Cam Atkinson 1 Assists Viktor Stalberg 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Steve Mason .886 Save Percentage Ray Emery .864
Steve Mason 31 Saves Ray Emery 19

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 22 3 0-1 2-2 14 32
Chicago 35 4 0-2 1-1 12 25

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .882 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Colorado. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .267 after a loss.
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