Malhotra scores late winner to lift Blue Jackets to 3-1 win over Blackhawks

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Sergei Fedorov and Duvie Westcott also scored for Columbus, which is now just three points behind Chicago for third place in the Central Division. Martin Lapointe replied for Chicago, which has lost three of its last four.

The Blackhawks, who have the league's worst power play, finished 0-for-5 with the man advantage. They mustered only three third-period shots when trailing most of the period by a goal.

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