Avalanche vs Blackhawks Final: 4-3 - Recap
|Avalanche vs Blackhawks Final: 4-3 - Recap|
Craig Anderson made 35 stops Thursday to lead the Avalanche over the Blackhawks 4-3 at Pepsi Center.
Colorado was an underdog by +115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Colorado got goals from Chris Stewart and Matt Duchene and Paul Stastny (2) in the victory. Stewart opened the scoring at 16:30 of the first period.
Craig Anderson turned in a 35-save effort for the Avalanche.
Bryan Bickell, Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp scored for the Blackhawks, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.
Marty Turco stopped 37 of 41 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Colorado scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Chicago went 2-for-7 with the man advantage.
Chicago lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 41-38.
Next game, Colorado takes its act on the road to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Detroit.