Patrick Marleau was the difference, potting a pair for San Jose on Wednesday as the Sharks skated off with a 5-2 victory over the Blackhawks at HP Pavilion.
San Jose was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
San Jose got goals from Patrick Marleau (2), Jamal Mayers, Dany Heatley, and Joe Pavelski in the victory. Heatley opened the scoring at 13:24 of the first period.
Antti Niemi stopped 30 of 32 Chicago shots in the victory.
Chicago got goals from Patrick Sharp and Jake Dowell in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Marty Turco stopped 24 of 28 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, San Jose went 2-for-6, while the Blackhawks were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot San Jose 32-29 in the game.
San Jose looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Canucks. The Blackhawks will aim to get back on the winning track at Anaheim.