Blackhawks give Columbus 6th straight loss 4-1
CHICAGO — Artem Anisimov and Teuvo Teravainen scored 1:05 apart late in the second period to break a scoreless tie, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Columbus 4-1 on Saturday night, handing the Blue Jackets their sixth straight loss.
Chicago’s Marian Hossa added a power-play goal in the third and had an assist as the defending Stanley Cup champions rebounded after consecutive listless losses at Philadelphia and Washington, where they scored only once while giving up seven goals.
Patrick Kane completed the scoring with with his fourth goal, shot into an empty net with 1:27 left.
Columbus’ Jack Johnson scored on a shot from the left point with 3:39 left in the third period — and former Blackhawk forward Brandon Saad parked in front — to spoil Corey Crawford’s shutout bid. Crawford finished with 22 saves.
Veteran backup Curtis McElhinney started in goal for Columbus in place of struggling Sergei Bobrovsky and made 26 saves.