Blue Jackets down Blackhawks in 9th round of SO

Columbus, OH ( – Jack Johnson scored the deciding goal in
the ninth round of the shootout and Sergei Bobrovsky was stellar as the
Columbus Blue Jackets ended a 13-game losing streak to the Chicago Blackhawks
with a 3-2 victory on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets seem to prefer playing more than the required 60 minutes as
they went to their sixth straight beyond regulation (5-0-1).

Each goaltender was perfect through four rounds before former Blackhawk Jeremy
Morin beat Corey Crawford with a quick wrister. Andrew Shaw kept Chicago
alive, however, as he snapped a shot over Bobrovsky’s glove.

Brandon Saad, the Blackhawks’ eighth shooter, had Bobrovsky beaten, but his
shot rang off the left post. Johnson followed by dragging Crawford out of
position with a slick backhand-forehand move and wristed the shot into an open
net to put Columbus ahead.

Bobrovsky stood tall and sealed the win by denying Bryan Bickell’s shot from
the slot.

The Blue Jackets defeated the Blackhawks for the first time since a 4-3 win on
Feb. 18, 2011.