End to end they raced during the five-minute overtime Thursday night, Sergei Bobrovsky stopping everything the Blackhawks could throw at him and Corey Crawford denying the Blue Jackets' every opportunity.

When the combined 13 shots in the extra period weren't enough to decide things, Patrick Kane slowed everything down and potted the game-winner in the shootout as the Hawks came away with a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Kane's shootout winner, during which he screeched to a near-halt before lifting a backhander past Bobrovsky, helped the Hawks snap a two-game skid and improve to 22-2-3 on the season.

"It was pretty intense," Kane said of the overtime when the Hawks had seven shots but couldn't solve Bobrovsky. "The goalies made some great saves.

"It's a way better feeling in here when we win. That team has been playing really well lately. It's their ninth straight they had a point in. It was a good fight for us, a tight-checking game. For us to come out and get a win is big for the confidence."

Johnny Oduya scored in regulation and Crawford finished with 29 saves throughout regulation and overtime — and had two more in the shootout — as the Hawks kicked off a four-game trip successfully.