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Anton Forsberg made 38 saves for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Nick Schmaltz and Cody Franson each had a goal and assist. Laurent Daulphin, Jan Rutta and Vinnie Hinostroza also scored for Chicago.

HAWKS

**RECAP: Hawks roll over Blue Jackets in preseason opener (SCH)

**Panarin on Blackhawks trade: ‘That’s business, baby’ (SCH)

**Can Panik improve upon his breakout 2016-17 season? (SCH)

**What does Pokka’s future hold with the Hawks? (SCH)

**Schmaltz should be Blackhawks’ 2nd-line center on opening day (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**RECAP: Salomaki's OT goal lifts Predators past Panthers (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Brickley scores twice for Panthers in win over Predators (NHL.com)

**Preds name Josi 8th team captain in franchise history (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Benn helps Stars come back to defeat Blues (Defending Big D)

**Blues' Bouwmeester suffers left ankle fracture (theScore)

**Blues’ Sanford out 5-6 months with shoulder injury (St. Louis GameTime)

**YouTube star Vince Dunn vying to stick with Blues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**RECAP: Fast start helps Vegas top Avs (Mile High Hockey)

**Wild T25U25: Goaltender Steve Michalek at No. 14 (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

**RECAP: Purcell scores in Bruins’ win; Krug injured (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**RECAP: Eichel scores in OT to give Sabres win over Pens (NHL.com)

**RECAP: Power play helps ‘Canes defeat Lightning (Canes Country)

**RECAP: Marleau scores 1st goal with Leafs in loss to Sens (Pension Plan Puppets)

**RECAP: Dell, Sharks shut out Ducks (Fear The Fin)

**Sens’ prospect Colin White out 6-8 weeks with broken wrist (Silver Seven)

**Devils’ Boyle diagnosed with leukemia, still plans to play (All About The Jersey)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Canadian defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak at No. 11 (The Ice Garden)

**NWHL’s Boston Pride unveils new logo (The Ice Garden)