The Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets played an incredibly entertaining game on Thursday night. It ended with Columbus winning the match by a final score of 6-5 and it came in stunning fashion. They scored the go-ahead goal with 1:14 seconds left in regulation which secured a victory. It was a stunning loss for the Hawks but one that they can overcome if they make a few changes. In addition to some of those changes, there are some good things that happened to build on.
For one, they saw more production offensively from some of the rookies. Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome are both young players who need to be big factors but they have been in the league for a few years now. Seeing guys like Philipp Kurashev, Pius Suter, and Mattias Janmark score goals and create offense is really the story so far this year. That is some good rookie production standing behind Patrick Kane who makes something happen every night as he is the one big veteran.