- The Jackets came out with purpose, playing their heavy style early in the game.
- 4:30 in, Dalton Prout had a turnover behind the Columbus net, which led to an excellent scoring chance for Chicago, but Curtis McElhinney made an equally great kick save:
- Kerby Rychel, who was called up last night, had a strong opening period. The entire fourth line of Rychel, Gregory Campbell and David Clarkson was quite effective.
- The powerplay was disjointed if Brandon Saad wasn't on the ice.
- Ryan Johansen played the first period stuck in first gear.
- Patrick Kane had a one-time blast from a sharp angle, but McElhinney came up with a huge glove save:
Mac robs Kane with the glove from a sharp angle (that phrase trademark of Jeff Rimer) pic.twitter.com/p8d6kvl2Eh— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) October 18, 2015
- CMac followed that up with a big save on an Artemy Panarin breakaway.
- After a shit line change by the Columbus forwards, the 'Hawks skated into the Jackets' zone 4-on-2, with Artem Anisimov going backhand-goal to put his team up 1-0. Yes, Arty on the backhand. Uggh.
- Right after that, Cody Goloubef was whistled for interference. Teuvo Teravainen banked a cross-crease pass off Prout's skate and behind McElhinney. 2-0 Chicago.
- About six minutes into the third, Prout was given a cross-checking call right after taking a high stick to the face. While Prout was skating to the box, Brandon Dubinsky gave the ref an earful, earning himself an unsportsmanlike call. The 'Hawks scored to go up 3-0 when Marian Hossa picked Matt Calvert's pocket in the neutral zone.
- McElhinney had another beauty save, this time shutting the door on Kane:
Mac makes another stop on another breakaway, which is both good and distressing in their own ways pic.twitter.com/ZPFa66wGcx— The Cannon (@cbjcannon) October 18, 2015
- Cam Atkinson had a good chance midway through the period, forcing Crawford to come up with his best save to that point.
- With 3:39 left, the Jackets spoiled Crawford's bid for a shutout when Jack Johnson fired a point shot into the Chicago net:
- With two-plus minutes left in the game, the Jackets pulled McElhinney, and with the cage open Patrick Kane potted the empty-netter.