Malcolm Subban of Toronto, Ontario notched his second career National Hockey League shutout on Thursday. Subban made 26 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0.
Subban made eight saves in the first period, three saves in the second period, and 15 saves in the third period. Boone Jenner of Dorchester, Ontario led the Blue Jackets with four shots on goal.
The Blackhawks got their goals from Patrick Kane and Carl Soderberg. Both goals came in the third period. Calvin de Haan of Carp, Ontario was the lone Canadian on the Blackhawks to register a point, as he had a secondary assist on Kane’s game-winning goal at 8:45 of the final stanza.
In five games this season, Subban has a record of three wins, one regulation loss, and one loss in extra time. He also has a goals against average of 2.13 and a save percentage of .930. Subban’s goals against average and save percentage are career highs.
Subban’s first NHL shutout was with the Vegas Golden Knights on March 21, 2019. Subban made 20 saves in a 5-0 Vegas win over the Winnipeg Jets.
With the win, the Blackhawks are now at 11 wins, six regulation losses, and four losses in extra time for 26 points. They are third in the Central Division, two points backs of the division-leading Florida Panthers, and one point back of the second-place Tampa Bay Lightning.