Blackhawks Down Pittsburgh 5-1 - Match Report
Hockey bettors who backed the Blackhawks on the moneyline Saturday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Chicago easily handled Pittsburgh 5-1 at Soldier Field.
Chicago won as a -135 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jonathan Toews (2), Patrick Sharp, Bryan Bickell, and Kris Versteeg each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Sharp opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 15:35 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jonathan Toews and Nick Leddy.
Corey Crawford turned in a 31-save effort for the Blackhawks.
James Neal scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 of 40 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Chicago went 0-for-3, while the Penguins were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot Pittsburgh 40-32 in the game.
Next game, Chicago takes its act home to face Colorado looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head on the road to face Nashville.