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Columbus Blue Jackets 0, Chicago Blackhawks 7 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Columbus Blue Jackets 0, Chicago Blackhawks 7 FINAL
Columbus Blue Jackets 0, Chicago Blackhawks 7

CHICAGO (AP) _ Craig Anderson got a lot of help from his Chicago teammates _ and the goal posts.

Anderson made 30 saves for his first NHL victory and shutout, and seven players scored for the Blackhawks in a 7-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Anderson, a Chicago-area native, entered the game with an 0-11-2 record in his two-year NHL career, including an 0-8-0 mark in nine games this season.

``I've been waiting for this my whole career,'' Anderson said. ``It was great that it was a shutout. I don't have to worry about my first win now.''

Columbus rang three shots off the posts.

David Vyborny beat Anderson with a backhanded shot eight minutes into the second period, but the puck deflected off the crossbar. Darryl Sydor had a chance late in the second, but his close-range shot hit the near post. Jaroslav Spacek also hit the near post with a power-play slap shot early in the third.

The goalie stuck to basics in the final minutes.

``Make the other players beat you with a good shot,'' Anderson said. ``Don't give them easy goals.''

Travis Moen, Bryan Berard, Steve Sullivan, Mark Bell, Tyler Arnason, Igor Korolev and Ryan Vandenbussche scored to help Chicago set a season high in goals and snap a five-game winless streak.

``A couple of pucks went in,'' Chicago coach Brian Sutter. ``We were ready and played the same way we did the last couple of games. You'd like to see some of the goals that went in tonight go in the last couple of games.''

``Definitely getting a win like that showed we can come out and play,'' Arnason said. ``It was a nearly flawless game.''

Columbus, 3-4-3 in its last 10 games, was held scoreless for the seventh time this season. Columbus backup Fred Brathwaite faced 39 shots.

``We weren't ready from the start,'' Luke Richardson said. ``We left Freddy out to hang by himself. Even when they didn't score they were creating confusion.''

The teams will meet again Saturday in Columbus.

``Its the type of game that you remember the embarrassment, but forget the way you played,'' Richardson said. ``We have them at our place on Saturday.''

scoring summary
1st Period
05:43
CHI
Travis Moen (4) Snap shot - ASST: Tyler Arnason (17), Scott Nichol (9)
1 - 0 CHI
07:59
CHI
Bryan Berard (6) Slapshot - ASST: Tuomo Ruutu (8), Brett McLean (12)
2 - 0 CHI
17:29
CHI
Steve Sullivan (8) Snap shot - ASST: Mark Bell (17), Nathan Dempsey (10)
3 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
09:55
CHI
Mark Bell (13) Tip-in - ASST: Steve Sullivan (23)
4 - 0 CHI
3rd Period
05:34
CHI
Tyler Arnason (12) Tip-in - ASST: Kyle Calder (10), Stephane Robidas (4)
5 - 0 CHI
13:23
CHI
Igor Korolev (3) Snap shot - ASST: Stephane Robidas (5), Ville Nieminen (10)
6 - 0 CHI
19:58
CHI
PPG - Ryan Vandenbussche (1) Tip-in - ASST: Nathan Dempsey (11), Igor Korolev (6)
7 - 0 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
02:56
CHI
Ryan Vandenbussche  Fighting (maj) against  Jody Shelley
02:56
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Vandenbussche
09:02
CBJ
Luke Richardson  Slashing against  Steve Sullivan
11:54
CBJ
Nikolay Zherdev  Hooking against  Deron Quint
16:24
CHI
Johnathan Aitken  Fighting (maj) against  Jeremy Reich
16:24
CBJ
Jeremy Reich  Fighting (maj) against  Johnathan Aitken
17:54
CHI
Alexei Zhamnov  Roughing
2nd Period
11:06
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Johnathan Aitken
11:06
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Roughing against  Ryan Vandenbussche
11:06
CHI
Johnathan Aitken  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jody Shelley
11:06
CHI
Ryan Vandenbussche  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jody Shelley
11:51
CHI
Scott Nichol  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  David Vyborny
11:51
CBJ
David Vyborny  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Scott Nichol
19:44
CHI
Mark Bell  Interference against  Geoff Sanderson
3rd Period
03:16
CBJ
Tim Jackman  Hi-sticking
07:03
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Fighting (maj) against  Johnathan Aitken
07:03
CHI
Johnathan Aitken  Fighting (maj) against  Jody Shelley
10:08
CBJ
Tyler Wright  Unsportsmanlike conduct
18:22
CHI
Tuomo Ruutu  Misconduct (10 min) against  Duvie Westcott
18:22
CBJ
Duvie Westcott  Misconduct (10 min) against  Tuomo Ruutu
18:22
CBJ
Nikolay Zherdev  Slashing against  Brett McLean
goalie stats
Fred Brathwaite
SA: 39TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 24 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .821SH: 1 - 1
Craig Anderson
SA: 30TOI: 59:56
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1