Chicago cruised to victory on Wednesday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Canadiens at United Center.
Chicago was favored by -170 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Andrew Brunette, Patrick Sharp, Bryan Bickell, Jonathan Toews, and Viktor Stalberg each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Brunette opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 11:36 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook.
Corey Crawford turned in a 20-save effort for the Blackhawks.
Andrei Kostitsyn scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.
Peter Budaj stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Chicago went 0-for-2, while the Canadiens were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot Montreal 28-21 in the game.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Columbus looking for another win. For Montreal, they head on the road to face Winnipeg.