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Blue Jackets Fall 5-2 Against Chicago - Game Recap

Chicago earned a 5-2 victory over Columbus behind a 2-goal performance from Patrick Sharp on Friday at Nationwide Arena.

Chicago won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Patrick Sharp (2), Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky, and Viktor Stalberg each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Stalberg opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 9:37 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jack Skille and Nick Boynton.

Marty Turco turned in a 30-save effort for the Blackhawks.

Columbus got goals from Kristian Huselius and R.J. Umberger in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Columbus got a 35-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.

On the power play, Chicago went 0-for-2, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 40-32.

Chicago heads into a battle against the Sabres. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against Minnesota.