Final

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Tuesday, September 18th
Blackhawks4Final
Blue Jackets3
Game 2: Wednesday, September 19th
Blue Jackets4Final
Blackhawks3

Blackhawks 4

(1-0-0, 2 pts)

Blue Jackets 3

(0-2-0, 0 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 18, 2007

Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 3 T
CHI 0 3 14
CBJ 2 0 13

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Blackhawks 4, Blue Jackets 3

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-Tuomo Ruutu and Jason Williams each had two assists to help the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

Troy Brouwer, Cam Barker, Rene Bourque and Jonathan Toews scored for Chicago.

Down 2-0 after 20 minutes, the Blackhawks scored three times -- twice with a two-man advantage -- in the second period to take the lead.

Columbus' Rick Nash scored from close range on a two-man advantage with under 3 minutes left in the game to make things interesting.

Jason Chimera and Kris Russell also scored for Columbus, which has lost its two preseason contests, both at home. Derick Brassard and Duvie Westcott had two assists apiece for the Blue Jackets.

Chicago's Patrick Kane, selected first overall at this year's entry draft in Columbus, did not play. He is expected to make his debut Wednesday at home against the Blue Jackets.

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