COLUMBUS, Ohio -- - Boone Jenner scored twice and Zach Werenski had a franchise-record four assists as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-3 Wednesday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
Kirill Marchenko had a goal and an assist, and Eric Gudbranson, Cole Sillinger and Dmitri Voronkov also scored. Adam Boqvist added three assists and Elvis Merzlikins stopped 34 shots for the Blue Jackets, who last won Nov. 2 and tied a franchise record for consecutive losses.
"We played the right way," Blue Jackets coach Pascale Vincent said. "We managed the blue lines. We are tracking what's right - our ability to create plays, but it was coming from hard work. I felt that we had those pieces of our games in the past. We just didn't connect offensively. And today we did."
The Blackhawks have lost five in a row, including their last three on the road.
"Not a fun one, that's for sure," Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson said. "For whatever reason, we just didn't move our feet well early in the game, and they were motivated."
Jenner's second goal came with 6:07 left in the first on the power-play from nearly the same spot, back-handing a puck from the right side through Mrazek's pads.
"Tonight was a team effort and everybody chipped in," Jenner said. "You can see it throughout the game. I just thought it was a good team game that everyone came, and we were ready, focused, and went and executed. It's something to build on."
Bedard cut the lead to it 3-1 with his 10th of the season, the most this year by a rookie, with 4:20 left in the opening period. His 16 points leads all first-year NHL players, and he became the fifth player 18 or younger in NHL history to reach 10 career goals in 17 games or fewer.
The second period, however, was all Columbus, which scored four goals.
Werenski's assist on Voronkov's goal was his fourth of the night, the most ever in one game by a Blue Jackets defenseman, extending his team lead to 14 assists.
Dickinson scored on his own rebound to make it 7-2 at 6:06 of the third and Donato added the final Chicago goal with 1:29 left in the game.
Blackhawks: Host Toronto Friday night.
Blue Jackets: Visit New Jersey Friday night.
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