Hagel lifts Blackhawks to OT win against Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS — Brandon Hagel scored at 1:25 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Monday.

Brett Connolly scored in his Blackhawks debut, Patrick Kane had two assists and Kevin Lankinen made 30 saves for Chicago (20-18-5), which swept the two-game set and has won three of four.

The Blackhawks finished the season 6-2-0 against the Blue Jackets, including winning the final five games.

Patrik Laine scored two goals, and Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves for Columbus (15-20-9), which has lost three straight and 10 of its past 12 games (2-8-2).

The Blue Jackets were playing their first game without captain Nick Foligno, who was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

Stefan Matteau scored his first of the season to put Columbus ahead 1-0 at 14:02 of the first period. Forward Kole Sherwood, who was playing in his second game this season and seventh in the NHL, had the secondary assist for his first NHL point.

Duncan Keith scored on a one-timer on the power play to tie it 1-1 at 16:25. 

Laine made it 2-1 at 6:11 of the second with a one-timer from the point through traffic. 

Philipp Kurashev tied it 2-2 at 6:15 of the third, and Connolly, who was acquired in a trade with the Florida Panthers on April 8, gave the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead at 8:21 with a shot from between the circles that went under the right pad of Korpisalo.

Laine skated end-to-end and got around Chicago defensemen Calvin de Haan and Riley Stillman before tucking the puck past Lankinen at 11:32 to tie it 3-3. Laine has scored three times in the past two games after going 14 games without a goal.

Chicago defenseman Adam Boqvist left the game at 4:46 of the first period after being struck in the face by the puck off the stick of Blue Jackets forward Zac Dalpe.

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