Series (Game 1 of 2)
Chicago leads 2-0
(3-0-0, 6 pts)
(2-2-0, 4 pts)
7:00 PM ET, September 22, 2006
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
P. Sharp (LW):
J. Vandermeer (D):
D. Westcott (D):
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Patrick Sharp and Jim Vandermeer both
scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks had three power-play goals
to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 in a preseason game Friday
Tony Salmelainen also scored for Chicago (3-0) and Corey
Crawford made 33 saves. Geoff Platt and Duvie Westcott scored for
Columbus (2-2). Ty Conklin stopped 23 shots.
Sharp started the scoring, converting a cross-ice pass from
Mikael Holmqvist during a power play at 7:53 of the first period.
Columbus responded in the second period when Platt snapped home
a goal from in close. Westcott made it 2-1 with slap shot from the
right circle during a power play at 9:06.
Chicago answered with two goals in 2:07 late in the second.
Vandermeer beat Conklin with a slap shot from the point at 15:12
on a power play. With a two-man advantage, Chicago worked the puck
down low to Sharp, who beat Conklin at 17:19 to make it 3-2.
Vandermeer beat Conklin with a low shot at 10:40 of the third
period and Salmelainen closed the scoring with a long shot at