Blackhawks Down San Jose 5-1 - Match Report
San Jose couldn't hang with the Blackhawks on Sunday as Chicago blasted the Sharks 5-1 at United Center.
Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -115 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Patrick Sharp (2), Kris Versteeg, Jonathan Toews, and Brandon Pirri each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Pirri opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 16:34 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg.
Corey Crawford stopped 23 of 24 San Jose shots in the victory.
San Jose got a goal from Joe Pavelski in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Antti Niemi stopped 22 of 27 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Chicago went 0-for-1, while the Sharks were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot San Jose 27-24 in the game.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Avalanche. The Sharks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tampa Bay.