Recap - Blackhawks Defeat Pittsburgh 3-2
|Recap - Blackhawks Defeat Pittsburgh 3-2|
Chicago needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday in NHL action at United Center.
Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -210 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Patrick Kane, who beat Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Chicago. Chicago got goals from Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell in the victory. Sharp opened the scoring at 10:07 of the first period.
Corey Crawford turned in a 24-save effort for the Blackhawks.
Matt Cooke and Brett Sterling scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Chicago scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Pittsburgh went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 31-26.
Chicago heads into a battle against the Blues. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.