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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 /

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


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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