National Hockey League
Chicago 3, Columbus 2
When: 8:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 13, 2021
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Frederick L'Ecuyer, Peter MacDougall
Linesmen: Bryan Pancich, Pierre Racicot
Attendance: N/A

Alex DeBrincat scored the winning goal 35 seconds into overtime as the host Chicago Blackhawks completed a comeback to claim a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for the Blackhawks, who earned an OT victory for the third time in their last four games overall.

On a two-on-two rush, Patrick Kane -- who finished with two assists -- fed a saucer pass that DeBrincat had bounce up off his stick before he batted it into the net for his eighth goal of the season.

It was the first time this season the Blackhawks won despite trailing after two periods, a comeback cued by Carl Soderberg.

With the visitors leading 2-1 and poised to win, Chicago's Philipp Kurashev poked the puck from Zach Werenski right to Soderberg in the high slot. Soderberg put a shot off the near post and in for his first goal of the season with 3:45 remaining in regulation.

Columbus' Patrik Laine, who was acquired early in the season via trade from the Winnipeg Jets, opened the scoring. While on a one-on-one rush, he ripped a top-corner wrist shot from the top of the right circle at the 6:39 mark. The goal was Laine's fourth in six games since joining Columbus.

Laine, who was benched a few games ago, undoubtedly endeared himself to his team and coach later in the period when he fought Chicago rookie Brandon Hagel, retribution for the way Hagel launched himself into Jack Roslovic. It was Laine's first career fight.

The hosts drew even when rookie defenseman Nicolas Beaudin scored his second goal in as many games 3:12 into the second period. Beaudin, whose first career goal came two nights earlier against the Blue Jackets, pinched from his point position for a rebound and buried the shot.

Cam Atkinson restored Columbus' lead with 5:13 remaining in the second period. Atkinson, who scored just once in his first 11 games this season, deflected Werenski's point shot to earn a goal in a third consecutive outing.

Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots for the Blue Jackets.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Columbus   Chicago
Cam Atkinson 2 Points Patrick Kane 2
Cam Atkinson 1 Goals Nicolas Beaudin 1
Cam Atkinson 1 Assists Patrick Kane 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joonas Korpisalo .903 Save Percentage Kevin Lankinen .935
Joonas Korpisalo 28 Saves Kevin Lankinen 29
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 31 2 0-1 2-2 9 18
Chicago 31 3 0-2 1-1 7 33
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .625 after a loss.