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Blackhawks Down Minnesota 5-1 - Match Report

Minnesota couldn't hang with the Blackhawks on Monday as Chicago blasted the Wild 5-1 at Xcel Energy Center.

Chicago was favored by -132 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.

Patrick Sharp, Sheldon Brookbank, Patrick Kane, Nick Leddy, and Brandon Saad each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Sharp opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 17:33 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Marian Hossa and Johnny Oduya.

Corey Crawford turned in a 29-save effort for the Blackhawks.

Minnesota got a goal from Jason Pominville in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 23 of 28 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Chicago went 1-for-3, while the Wild were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Chicago lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 30-28.

Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Senators. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track vs Montreal.