Blackhawks Down Minnesota 5-3 - Match Report
Chicago earned a 5-3 victory over Minnesota behind a 2-goal performance from Bryan Bickell on Tuesday at United Center.
Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -167 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.
Chicago got goals from Bryan Bickell (2), Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane, and Brandon Saad in the victory. Saad opened the scoring at 13:02 of the first period.
Corey Crawford turned in a 20-save effort for the Blackhawks.
Minnesota got goals from Ryan Suter, Kyle Brodziak, and Devin Setoguchi in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 13 of 17 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Chicago scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot Minnesota 32-23 in the game.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Colorado looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Nashville.