It may not have been as one-sided as the final score would indicate, but the Chicago Blackhawks took care of business on Monday at the United Center by defeating the division rival Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1. Columbus out-shot the Blackhawks 38-22 in the game, but Chicago goalie Corey Crawford played spectacularly to keep the Blue Jackets' attack at bay.
Each team scored once in the third period. The Blue Jackets cut Chicago's lead to 3-1 early in the third when former 'Hawk James Wisniewski beat Crawford for his second goal of the season off assists from Derek MacKenzie and Mark Letestu. Chicago would reach the final 4-1 score when Marian Hossa put in his 16th goal of the season past Blue Jackets' goalie Steve Mason on a power play with four minutes remaining.
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