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Chicago Ices Colorado 7-2 - Recap

Chicago cruised to victory on Friday, earning an easy 7-2 win over the Avalanche at United Center.

Chicago won as a -180 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Chicago got goals from Patrick Sharp (3), Jonathan Toews (2), Michal Handzus, and Kris Versteeg in the victory. Sharp opened the scoring at 12:27 of the first period.

Antti Raanta turned in a 16-save effort for the Blackhawks.

Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog scored for the Avalanche, finding the net behind Antti Raanta.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 17 of 24 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Chicago went 1-for-2, while the Avalanche were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Colorado lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 37-18.

Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Colorado, they head home to face Winnipeg.