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Blackhawks rally to edge Blue Jackets

Sep 24, 2008 - 4:08 AM CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Patrick Sharp and Troy Brouwer scored less than three minutes apart midway through the third period Tuesday, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets in the preseason opener for both teams.

After the Blue Jackets rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take the lead, Sharp netted a power-play goal at 10:44 of the third to forge a 3-3 tie. Brouwer buried a rebound with 6:18 remaining, putting the Blackhawks back in front.

Following a scoreless first period, Pascal Pelletier tallied during a man advantage at 3:55 of the second to give Chicago the edge. Kris Versteeg doubled the lead 21 seconds later, but Jason Chimera answered 36 seconds afterward, halving the deficit.

Jiri Novotny knotted the contest midway through the middle session, and Alexandre Picard - the eighth overall pick in the 2004 draft - gave Columbus its first lead at 8:36 of the third.

Defenseman Cam Barker notched two assists and Corey Crawford made 25 saves for the Blackhawks, who did not dress new captain Jonathan Toews.

Fredrik Norrena allowed two goals on 24 shots before being replaced after two periods by Dan LaCosta, who made six saves for Columbus, which played without star Rick Nash.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 2 1 3
    CHICAGO 0 2 2 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CHI - (PP) PASCAL PELLETIER 1 (DUNCAN KEITH) 3:55
    CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 1 (EVAN BROPHEY, CAM BARKER) 4:17
    COB - JASON CHIMERA 1 (JAKUB VORACEK, DERRICK BRASSARD) 4:52
    COB - JIRI NOVOTNY 1 (CLAY WILSON, JAS

    Sep 23 11:13 PM


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    COLUMBUS 3
    CHICAGO 4
    3RD PRD: CHI - TROY BROUWER 1 (COLIN FRASER) 13:42

    Blue Jackets 3, Blackhawks 4  3rd - 6:18Sep 23 10:58 PM


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    COLUMBUS 3
    CHICAGO 3
    3RD PRD: CHI - (PP) PATRICK SHARP 1 (PATRICK KANE, IGOR MAKAROV) 10:44

    Blue Jackets 3, Blackhawks 3  3rd - 9:16Sep 23 10:53 PM


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    COLUMBUS 3
    CHICAGO 2
    3RD PRD: COB - ALEXANDRE PICARD 1 (OLE-KRISTIAN TOLLEFSEN, STEVE
    KELLY) 8:36

    Blue Jackets 3, Blackhawks 2  3rd - 11:24Sep 23 10:49 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 2 2
    CHICAGO 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CHI - (PP) PASCAL PELLETIER 1 (DUNCAN KEITH) 3:55
    CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 1 (EVAN BROPHEY, CAM BARKER) 4:17
    COB - JASON CHIMERA 1 (JAKUB VORACEK, DERRICK BRASSARD) 4:52
    COB - JIRI NOVOTNY 1 (CLA

    Sep 23 10:14 PM


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    COLUMBUS 2
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: COB - JIRI NOVOTNY 1 (CLAY WILSON, JASON CHIMERA) 10:25

    Blue Jackets 2, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 9:35Sep 23 9:57 PM


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    COLUMBUS 1
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: COB - JASON CHIMERA 1 (JAKUB VORACEK, DERRICK BRASSARD) 4:52

    Blue Jackets 1, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 15:08Sep 23 9:50 PM


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    COLUMBUS 0
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: CHI - KRIS VERSTEEG 1 (EVAN BROPHEY, CAM BARKER) 4:17

    Blue Jackets 0, Blackhawks 2  2nd - 15:43Sep 23 9:50 PM


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    COLUMBUS 0
    CHICAGO 1
    2ND PRD: CHI - (PP) PASCAL PELLETIER 1 (DUNCAN KEITH) 3:55

    Blue Jackets 0, Blackhawks 1  2nd - 16:05Sep 23 9:47 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLUMBUS 0 0
    CHICAGO 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COB 8 8
    CHI 11 11
    GOALIES: COB - FREDRIK NORRENA
    CHI - COREY CRAWFORD

    Sep 23 9:20 PM