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RECAP: Blackhawks beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in Overtime

Full coverage from Chicago's overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets

by Monterey Pepper / Blackhawks.com

The Blackhawks extend their win streak to two after a 3-2 overtime win against the Blue Jackets Friday night at the United Center.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jonathan Toews buried the game-winning goal in overtime to secure the win. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Toews has scored 19 goals in 45 career games against Columbus.

UP NEXT: Chicago hosts Washington on Sunday at 6 p.m.  (TICKETS).


GAME RECAP

The Blackhawks scored first at 15:35 in the opening period when Drake Caggiula netted his first goal of the season. Caggiula picked up the puck near the blue line, skated to the circle and fired it past Blue Jacket's goaltender Elvis Merzlikins going bar down to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. 

 Video: CBJ@CHI: Caggiula picks the corner to open scoring

Pierre-Luc Dubois tied it 1-1 for Columbus at 5:33 of the second period after escaping traffic with the puck and slipping it past Lehner, who came out of the crease for a poke check attempt.

Columbus scored early in the third at 2:55 when Markus Nutivaara skated the puck into the offensive zone and fired a shot from the top of the circle causing a rebound, which he quickly tapped into the back on the net. 

The Blackhawks struck back with a power-play goal at 8:08 of the third period. DeBrincat capitalized on a pass from Patrick Kane, firing a clapper from the circle to knot the score 2-2.

Video: CBJ@CHI: DeBrincat hammers home Kane's feed for PPG

Chicago claimed victory 46 seconds into the exta frame when Jonathan Toews tallied the game-winning goal off a rebound from Patrick Kane clipped his leg and ended up in the back of the net to break the tie, 3-2. 

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