Series (Game 2 of 8)

Series tied 4-4

Game 1: Saturday, October 7th
Blue Jackets5Final
Game 2: Sunday, November 12th
Blue Jackets0Final
Game 3: Saturday, December 16th
Blue Jackets4
Game 4: Sunday, December 31st
Blue Jackets3
Game 5: Tuesday, January 16th
Blue Jackets5Final
Game 6: Sunday, February 11th
Blue Jackets4
Game 7: Tuesday, March 20th
Blue Jackets5
Game 8: Friday, March 30th
Blue Jackets1Final

Blue Jackets 0

(5-9-1, 11 pts)

Blackhawks 1

(6-9-1, 13 pts)

7:00 PM ET, November 12, 2006

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 3 T
CBJ 0 0 00
CHI 0 1 01

J. Vandermeer (Blackhawks - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

L. Kukkonen (Blackhawks - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

B. Boucher (Blackhawks - G): Saves: 28, Save Pct.: 1.000

Columbus (5-8-1) at Chicago (5-9-1) 7:00 pm EST

Columbus (5-8-1) at Chicago (5-9-1) 7:00 pm EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Chicago Blackhawks go for a rare second straight triumph when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

The Blackhawks needed a victory as badly as a club possibly could, and finally got it in a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday. Radim Vrbata scored two power-play goals to help Chicago end its eight-game winless streak.

A reason for Chicago's recent slide is costly injuries as three of the Blackhawks' top players - forwards Martin Havlat and Michal Handzus, and top goalie Nikolai Khabibulin - are sidelined.

Anson Carter scored the lone goal in Columbus' 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. It was only his second tally of the season but was notable because it was the 1,000th goal in Blue Jackets history.

Columbus has dominated the recent series with Chicago, winning seven of the last 10 meetings. The Blue Jackets defeated the Blackhawks, 5-4, to spoil Chicago's home opener on October 7.