Patrick Kane broke the stalemate in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Thursday night.
Malcolm Subban turned back 26 pucks and signed a first shutout this season. The Blackhawks took the opportunity to sweep their short two-game streak against the Blue Jackets.
After scoring a total of 10 goals in a Blackhawks shootout victory on Tuesday night, the two teams offered the game a little more airtight.
Kane grabbed a free puck in the neutral zone and beat Joonas Korpisalo with a precise shot. It was his 399th career NHL goal.
Kane will have the opportunity to reach the 400-goal plateau in Chicago, as his team’s next five games are held at home. He will be looking to become the fourth player in Blackhawks history to earn that mark after Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Steve Larmer.
Carl Soderberg completed the score in an empty net. Subban’s only other shutout in the NHL came on March 21, 2019, while wearing the colors of the Vegas Golden Knights.
Korpisalo ended the game with 25 saves for the Blue Jackets.