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RECAP: Blackhawks Top Blue Jackets in Shootout, 3-2

Chicago overcomes multi-goal, third-period deficit for second straight road game to win

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

For the second time in just over a week, the Blackhawks stormed back from a multi-goal defecit in the third period on the road, topping the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout, 3-2. 

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Robin Lehner stopped 31 of the 33 saves he faced in regulation and overtime and picked up his first shootout win of the season. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: For the second straight road game, the Blackhawks overcame a multi-goal deficit in the third period 

UP NEXT: Chicago heads to Calgary to face the Flames for the first time this season on Tuesday night


GAME RECAP

The Blue Jackets got on the board early as Riley Nash took a shot off an odd-man rush, using Slater Koekkoek as a screen and deflecting a shot off the defenseman's skate and past Lehner at 6:54 of the first. 

Just before the opening period's end, Nick Foligno picked up a rebound to the side of the Blackhawks net and sent a no-look pass across the slot to find an open Pierre-Luc Dubois backdoor for a 2-0 lead at 18:40. 

Chicago got on the board in the third period as Dylan Strome tipped home a Connor Murphy shot from the point at 7:33 of the final frame. Alex DeBrincat set up the chance off the rush, pulling up along the boards and feeding the defenseman with a bank-pass off the boards for the one-timer. 

Video: CHI@CBJ: Strome scores in 3rd period

With time winding down, the Blackhawks got two quick chances on the power play and converted on the second to tie the game 2-2. Erik Gustafsson notched his fifth of the season with a slap shot from the point through a screen in front at 17:58.

Video: CHI@CBJ: Gustafsson scores PPG in 3rd period

After a scoreless overtime period, including a five-shot power play fro the Blackhawks, the two teams headed to a shootout.

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane converted their changes and Lehener stopped two of the three shots he faced to earn the win. 

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