Chicago Ices Columbus 4-3 - Recap
|Chicago Ices Columbus 4-3 - Recap|
The Blackhawks beat Columbus 4-3 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Antti Raanta's 24 saves.
Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -101 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Chicago got goals from Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp, Ben Smith, and Jeremy Morin in the victory. Morin opened the scoring at 17:10 of the first period.
Antti Raanta turned in a 24-save effort for the Blackhawks.
Columbus got goals from Derek MacKenzie, Artem Anisimov, and Ryan Johansen in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Columbus got a 34-stop effort from Sergei Bobrovsky in the loss.
On the power play, Chicago went 1-for-2, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 38-27.
Chicago heads into a battle against the Blues. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.