Hockey bettors who backed the Flames on the moneyline Friday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Calgary easily handled Chicago 7-2 at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Bettors who backed the Flames were rewarded as +130 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Calgary got goals from Jarome Iginla (3), Brendan Morrison, Niklas Hagman, Curtis Glencross, and David Moss in the victory. Hagman opened the scoring at 8:52 of the first period.
Miikka Kiprusoff turned in a 31-save effort for the Flames.
Jack Skille and Troy Brouwer scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Miikka Kiprusoff.
Marty Turco stopped 29 of 36 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Calgary scored 2 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Chicago went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Chicago lost the shots on goal battle to Calgary by a margin of 36-33.
Next game, Calgary takes its act on the road to face Detroit looking for another win. For Chicago, they head on the road to face Vancouver.