Stalberg's hat trick powers Blackhawks past Jackets

Viktor Stalberg notched his first career hat 2, at United Center.

Dave Bolland and Ben Smith also provided tallies for the Blackhawks, who put the brakes on a season-worst four-game losing streak.

Corey Crawford made 32 stops as Chicago bested its division rivals for the fourth straight time this season and for the eighth time in 10 meetings.

R.J. Umberger and Antoine Vermette scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost 10 of their last 12 and failed to pick up a win in the debut of interim head coach Todd Richards.

Curtis Sanford allowed four goals on 24 shots in the setback.