DeBrincat scores twice for Blackhawks in win against Blue Jackets

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COLUMBUS — Alex DeBrincat scored two goals for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday.

Defensemen Calvin de Haan and Connor Murphy each scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves for the Blackhawks (13-18-5), who won the last two games of a three-game road trip. Patrick Kane had an assist to extend his point streak to five games (seven assists).

Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets (16-7-1), who have not won consecutive games since Nov. 22-26, when they won three straight. Joonas Korpisalo made 16 saves.

De Haan scored his first goal in 71 games with a wrist shot from the slot to give Chicago a 2-1 lead at 15:10 of his second period. He had not scored since Jan. 22, 2021.

Murphy made it 3-1 at 6:36 of the third when he one-timed a pass from Kane.

Nyquist scored shorthanded on a 2-on-1 with 1:21 remaining to cut it to 3-2, but DeBrincat scored an empty-net goal with 14 seconds left for the 4-2 final.

Boone Jenner finished a backhand feed from Nyquist to give Columbus a 1-0 lead at 12:51 of the first period.

DeBrincat tied it 24 seconds later at the edge of the right face-off circle off a pass from Riley Stillman to make it 1-1 at 13:15.

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