Blue Jackets 5, Blackhawks 4


CHICAGO – Jason Chimera scored at 2:31 of overtime to give Columbus a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night that snapped the Blue Jackets’ four-game losing streak.

Chimera beat Nikolai Khabibulin between the legs with a shot from the right circle to complete a 2-on-1 break.

Sergei Fedorov, Rostislav Klesla, Joe Motzko and Fredrik Modin scored in regulation for the Blue Jackets, who trailed 3-1 in the second period but rallied to take a 4-3 lead late in regulation.

Motzko’s goal was his first in the NHL.

Bryan Smolinski had two goals for Chicago. His second, with 1:33 left in regulation, forced overtime. Patrick Sharp and Jim Vandermeer also scored in regulation for Chicago, which lost its seventh straight (0-6-1).

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