Blackhawks rally for win against Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS — Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist for the Chicago Blackhawks in a come-from-behind 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Saturday.

Wyatt Kalynuk scored his first NHL goal, and Kevin Lankinen made 23 saves for the Blackhawks (19-18-5), who won for the second time in five games despite falling behind by two goals early in the first period.

Patrik Laine scored his first goal in 15 games for the Blue Jackets (15-20-8), who have lost five of six and are 2-8-1 in the past 11. Elvis Merzlikins made 24 saves.

The teams will play again here Monday.

Michael Del Zotto scored in a second straight game to give Columbus a 1-0 lead 1:03 into the game.

Cam Atkinson made it 2-0 at 3:13.

DeBrincat cut it to 2-1 at 10:13 with a one-timer from the left face-off circle off a pass by Calvin de Haan on the power play.

Carl Soderberg, scratched the previous three games, tied it 2-2 at 17:02.

Kalynuk, a defenseman playing his seventh NHL game, gave Chicago a 3-2 lead at 3:07 of the second period.

After video review confirmed the puck crossed the goal line, Columbus coach John Tortorella challenged for goaltender interference, but the goal was upheld. The Blue Jackets received a minor penalty for delay of game for the unsuccessful challenge.

Dylan Strome made it 4-2 at 16:40 of the second when he completed a tic-tac-toe play with Kirby Dach and DeBrincat.

De Haan had two assists for the Blackhawks before the defenseman left the game with a hip pointer at 10:09 of the second period.

Chicago forward Mattias Janmark was scratched as a precaution with the NHL Trade Deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Monday.

Columbus traded defenseman David Savard on Saturday and received a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft in a three-team deal involving the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings. Savard, who played 10 seasons for the Blue Jackets after they selected him in the fourth round (No. 94) of the 2009 NHL Draft, ended up with Tampa Bay.

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