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Chicago Ices Columbus 5-2 - Recap

Viktor Stalberg scored a pair of goals against the Blue Jackets as Chicago handed Columbus a 5-2 defeat on Saturday at United Center.

Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -210 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Viktor Stalberg (2), Dave Bolland, Michael Frolik, and Marcus Kruger each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Kruger opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 2:51 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jamal Mayers and Brent Seabrook.

Ray Emery turned in a 27-save effort for the Blackhawks.

Vinny Prospal and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Ray Emery.

Allen York stopped 33 of 37 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Chicago went 0-for-5, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Chicago by a margin of 38-29.

Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Predators. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Anaheim.