Blackhawks Vs. Blue Jackets Score Update: Chicago Ahead 2-1 After 1st Period

There is a hat trick watch already in progress in Columbus thanks to Jonathan Toews, who scored both of Chicago's goals in the opening period. He got the scoring started about seven minutes into the game, then added his second goal of the night with a little under three minutes left in the first. They're Toews' sixth and seventh goals of the season.

In between was a power play goal by Columbus' Grant Clitsome. Other than that one special teams opportunity, though, the Blackhawks have controlled the play on the ice and hold a 16-5 edge in shots on goal.

Chicago's power play, which came into the game with an NHL-worst 8.8% success rate, continues to struggle, however. They were 0-1 with the man advantage in the first period, and they'll start the second period with 1:43 of power play time after a late roughing call on Jared Boll.

Dan Carcillo took a puck to the mouth during the period; his status is uncertain at this point.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more information, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Blackhawks be sure to visit Second City Hockey. For more on the Blue Jackets, you can check out Jackets Cannon. Visit SB Nation NHL for more news and notes around the league.

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