For the Blachawks, it was their first game of the rest of the next month without Patrick Sharp.

The sniper took his 20 goals to the injured list, leaving a big hole that was filled only by a question:

Who would score those goals?

You looked at the obvious candidates, and a winger on the top line immediately made some noise. The speedy winger scored the tie-breaking goal late in the second period against dog-breath Columbus on Tuesday night, scored the eventual winner in the third and capped the evening with a hat trick on an empty netter in the 5-2 win.