Blue Jackets send C Cole Sillinger to AHL Cleveland
The losing streak extends to six.
Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each registered a goal and two assists to help hand the Blue Jackets their sixth consecutive loss, beating Columbus 5-2 at the United Center Friday night.
Jack Roslovic had a great opportunity to open the scoring at 2:01 but he missed the net on a slap shot from the high slot.
Tyler Johnson had two good chances from the high slot at 9:56 and 9:58 that were both stopped by Daniil Tarasov. The first shot was a knuckleball after it was deflected and the second shot was straight on before it was gloved by Tarasov.
Chicago opened the scoring at 13:29 when Kane fired a wrist shot short side past Tarasov from the left circle.
#Blackhawks Kane goal pic.twitter.com/w8wM64SOHI— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 24, 2022
The Blackhawks doubled their lead at 16:00 when Kane found a wide-open Max Domi at the right circle, where fired a one-timer past Tarasov.
#Blackhawks Domi goal pic.twitter.com/qWoLB4RhOm— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 24, 2022
Chicago took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission along with a 14-5 edge in shots on goal.
Chicago took a 3-0 lead at 2:31 on a wrist shot from the left circle by Andreas Athanasiou.
#Blackhawks Athanasiou goal pic.twitter.com/8HThGzp0a0— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 24, 2022
The Hawks extended their lead at 3:24 on a goal by Taylor Raddysh from the slot off of a feed from Toews.
#Blackhawks Raddysh goal pic.twitter.com/3VcTZqpoKs— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 24, 2022
That goal ended Tarasov's night. He stopped 16/20 shots. Joonas Korpisalo took over in net and made his first appearance since Dec. 9.
The Jackets showed a sign of life at 13:48 on the power play when Kirill Marchenko fired a wrist shot past Stalock from the left circle.
#CBJ Marchenko (4) goal pic.twitter.com/nntlwwS6mW— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 24, 2022
Chicago took a 4-1 lead into the final period of regulation along with a 23-22 advantage in shots on goal.
The Jackets had a couple of chances at 1:57 and 2:03 on shots by Tim Berni from the top of the left circle and the left slot, but both were stopped by Stalock.
Marcus Bjork found the back of the net at 3:21 on a wrist shot off the right post and in from outside the right circle.
#CBJ Bjork (3) goal pic.twitter.com/ciqgUUjTYM— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 24, 2022
Toews scored a power-play goal to make it 5-2 at 12:16 from the left doorstep off a beautiful feed from Kane.
#Blackhawks Toews goal pic.twitter.com/a0rxOgRpvu— Coby Maeir (@CobyMaeir) December 24, 2022
The 5-2 score would hold as the Jackets fall to 10-21-2.
- Shots on Goal: CBJ 29-37 CHI
- Faceoff %: CBJ 34.4-56.6 CHI
- Power play: CBJ 1/4-1/5 CHI
- Takeaways: CBJ 2-5 CHI
- Giveaways: CBJ 5-7 CHI
- Blocked shots: CBJ 12-15 CHI
- Hits: CBJ 17-18 CHI
5-on-5 stats (via naturalstattrick.com):
- Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 1.57-2.08 CHI
- Chances (CF): CBJ 38-39 CHI
- Shots (SF): CBJ 18-25 CHI
- Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 20-21 CHI
- High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 5-11 CHI
No players left tonight's game with injuries.
The Blue Jackets are off for the holiday break until Tuesday when they take on the Buffalo Sabres at Nationwide Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+/Hulu and 97.1 FM The Fan.
The Jackets travel east to take on the New York Islanders Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio and 97.1 FM The Fan.