The Chicago Blackhawks got back into the win column Thursday, but the Columbus Blue Jackets managed to extend their own historic points streak.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in the shootout to give the Blackhawks a 2-1 win at Nationwide Arena, their 11th consecutive victory over the Blue Jackets. Chicago got its first win after losing two in a row following a season-opening 24-game points streak (21-0-3).
Columbus got a point in its ninth consecutive game, a franchise record. The Blue Jackets have gone to overtime in eight of its past nine games.
Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made 39 saves; the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford stopped 29 shots through 65 minutes and two more in the shootout.
Artem Anisimov scored for Columbus to start the shootout. Toews matched Anisimov's goal. Crawford denied Ryan Johansen before Kane scored on his patented delay move, waiting for Bobrovsky to commit then going forehand-backhand, under the crossbar. Crawford's save on Derick Brassard ended the game.
The teams combined for 13 shots in overtime, with the Blackhawks taking seven. But Columbus had the best chance to score when Nick Foligno came up left wing on a 2-on-1, worked his way between the circles and tried to go the other way on Crawford but missed wide.
The Blackhawks killed 1:32 of a power play at the end of regulation and the first 28 seconds to start overtime.
Chicago opened the scoring on Johnny Oduya's first goal of the season late in the second period.
Kane gathered the puck slightly in front of the right point and sent a diagonal cross-ice pass against the flow of players to Oduya near the left circle. The defenseman's shot beat Bobrovsky at 16:45.
It took the Blue Jackets less than a minute to tie the game.
Brandon Dubinsky won an offensive-zone faceoff to his left. Brassard sent the puck from there across the ice to Jack Johnson moving forward from the blue line. Johnson ripped a one-timer past Crawford at 17:37 for his fourth of the season.
Johnson has four points in six games since returning from a shoulder injury on March 5.
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