Recap - Blue Jackets Defeat Chicago 4-3
|Recap - Blue Jackets Defeat Chicago 4-3|
Steve Mason made 37 stops Friday to lead the Blue Jackets over the Blackhawks 4-3 at United Center.
Columbus won as a +166 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Derek MacKenzie, Antoine Vermette, Anton Stralman, and Matt Calvert each scored for the Blue Jackets in the victory. Calvert opened the scoring for Columbus, finding the back of the net at 5:22 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Steve Mason stopped 37 of 40 Chicago shots in the victory.
Chicago got goals from Patrick Sharp (2) and Patrick Kane in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Corey Crawford stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 2-for-4, while the Blackhawks were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot Columbus 40-36 in the game.
Columbus heads into a battle against the Predators. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.