Toews, Kane Lead Blackhawks Past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jonathan Toews had a short-handed goal and two assists and the Chicago Blackhawks started a grueling six-game, 12-day road trip by beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-4 on Tuesday night.

Patrick Kane added a goal and an assist, while Nick Leddy, Duncan Keith, Viktor Stalberg, Dave Bolland and Marian Hossa also scored for Chicago, which plays 20 of its last 32 regular-season games on the road.

Fernando Pisani and Brent Seabrook each had two assists as the Blackhawks overcame a 3-2 second-period deficit by scoring four consecutive goals.

Derek Dorsett, Derick Brassard, Samuel Pahlsson and Matt Calvert tallied for the Blue Jackets, who started the night just five points out of the final playoff spot in the West but in a tie for 13th place.

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