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Chicago Skates Past Carolina 5-2 - Recap

The Blackhawks beat Carolina 5-2 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Corey Crawford's Corey CrawfordSaves saves.

Chicago won as a -210 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Chicago got goals from Ryan Johnson, Dave Bolland, Bryan Bickell, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Kane in the victory. Toews opened the scoring at 0:55 of the first period.

Corey Crawford turned in a 18-save effort for the Blackhawks.

Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.

Justin Peters stopped 24 of 29 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

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

Chicago outshot Carolina 29-20 in the game.

Chicago heads into a battle against the Maple Leafs. Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Atlanta.