Chicago at Columbus

    Blackhawks 5, Blue Jackets 2

    CBS wire reports

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- 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 night.

    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 18:05.

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    7:53Power Play - Patrick Sharp - Assists: Mikael Holmqvist and Adam Burish
    1:09Geoff Platt - Assists: Eric Boguniecki and Mark Hartigan
    9:06Power Play - Duvie Westcott - Assists: Rick Nash and David Vyborny
    15:12Power Play - Jim Vandermeer - Assists: Brandon Bochenski and Mikael Holmqvist
    17:19Power Play - Patrick Sharp - Assists: Jim Vandermeer and Adrian Aucoin
    10:40Jim Vandermeer - Assists: Tony Salmelainen and Mikael Holmqvist
    18:05Tony Salmelainen - Assists: Brandon Bochenski and Colin Fraser
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    3:01Adrian Aucoin: hooking - minor
    5:45too many men - minor
    6:28Joe Motzko: slashing - minor
    7:53Duvie Westcott: unsportsmanlike-conduct - minor
    7:53Duvie Westcott: interference - minor
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    12:34Craig MacDonald: tripping - minor
    17:29Craig MacDonald: delay-of-game - minor
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    8:22Chris Durno: elbowing - minor
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    10:10Jason Doig: unsportsmanlike-conduct - minor
    10:10Jody Shelley: roughing - minor
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    16:56David Vyborny: tripping - minor
    1:09Brandon Bochenski: hooking - minor
    7:02Rostislav Klesla: stick holding - minor
    9:55Matt Keith: tripping - minor
    10:25Rick Nash: high-sticking - double-minor
    12:30Duncan Keith: fighting - major
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