The Hawks broke their little losing streak tonight against the Blue Jackets, as Stalberg netted a hat-trick and his 7th goal against Columbus in only 4 games this year. I will get back to you in the morning with a wrap on the game, but you can pretty much cut-and-paste any of the other wraps on a Hawks-Jackets game from the year here to get a good idea for how it went. The Hawks have beaten the Jackets by 3 goals every time and Stalberg is always the one scoring those goals. Columbus tallies a decent amount of shots, but the Hawks seem to play better defense on them as a whole.
Still some issues in front of their own net for the Hawks, but a better effort defensively all around. There was a little more help from the forwards, but they are still tending to stay too high in the zone which is making breakouts tricky. The PK was pretty darn big tonight. In the end, goals are always a plenty against Columbus, so there you go. Hawks 5, Jackets 2. More in the morning.