Hawks take lead over Canucks

Dustin Byfuglien scored a hat trick in helping the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Wednesday, as they now lead the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal 2-1.

The Blackhawks won the game as +115 underdogs, while the seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (6) set by oddsmakers.

Kris Versteeg and Marian Hossa added singles for the Blackhawks. Jannik Hansen and Alexandre Burrows replied for the Canucks.