Blackhawks fall to Blue Jackets 2-1, suffering 3rd straight defeat

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks scored a power play goal — their 10th in nine games — but couldn’t muster enough of a challenge against the Columbus Blue Jackets and goalie Joonas Korpisalo, losing the first of a four-game homestand, 2-1, on Friday night at the United Center. The Hawks, who suffered their third straight defeat, continued to underperform in five-on-five. They failed to score at even strength for the first time since the season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Hawks have 11 five-on-five goals — the fewest of any team that has played at least nine games — versus 10 at…

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