Blackhawks rally past Blue Jackets in OT, split two-game set


CHICAGO — Alex DeBrincat scored 35 seconds into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at United Center on Saturday.

Patrick Kane sent a pass from the top of the left face-off circle to DeBrincat, who juggled the puck before batting it in off Joonas Korpisalo‘s left arm.

Kane had two assists, and Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for the Blackhawks (7-5-4), who are 5-1-1 in their past seven games.

Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist, and Korpisalo made 28 saves for the Blue Jackets (7-5-4), who were coming off a 6-5 win here on Thursday.

Patrik Laine gave Columbus a 1-0 lead at 6:39 of the first period, taking a pass from Atkinson at center ice before scoring with a wrist shot from the top of the right face-off circle that went in off the left post.

Nicolas Beaudin tied it 1-1 at 3:12 of the second period when he picked up the loose puck in the right circle and beat Korpisalo to short side.

Atkinson redirected Zach Werenski‘s shot from the point five-hole on Lankinen for a 2-1 lead at 14:47. Werenski played 22:26 in his return after missing the previous three games because of a lower-body injury.

Korpisalo preserved the lead with 1:40 remaining in the second when he made a left-toe save on Dylan Strome‘s backhand shot.

Carl Soderberg scored his first goal with Chicago to tie it 2-2 at 16:15 of the third period. Philipp Kurashev knocked the puck away from Werenski to Soderberg, who turned and beat Korpisalo blocker side.

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