NHL: Columbus 4, Chicago 2

CHICAGO, March 28 (UPI) -- Jakub Voracek notched a pair of goals and an assist Sunday as the Columbus Blue Jackets downed Chicago 4-2.

Steve Mason made 33 stops and Andrew Murray and Mike Commodore each scored a goal as the Blue Jackets won for only the second time in five games.


The game-winner came with 6.3 seconds left in the second period, when Commodore's slapshot eluded Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi for a 3-1 Columbus lead.

Patrick Sharp's shorthanded tally with 3:13 left in the game pulled Chicago to within a goal, but Voracek's empty-netter, after Niemi was pulled for an extra attacker, provided insurance for Columbus.

Sharp and Dave Bolland each notched a goal while Niemi made 19 saves for the Blackhawks.

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