Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw each chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who used the victory to pull within two points of Detroit for sixth place in the Western Conference.
Rick Nash scored for the last-place Blue Jackets, who fell for the fifth time in six contests.
Columbus goalie Steve Mason yielded five goals on 27 shots.
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