Chicago Skates Past Columbus 6-1 - Recap
Chicago cruised to victory on Thursday, earning an easy 6-1 win over the Blue Jackets at United Center.
Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -179 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Jonathan Toews (2), Andrew Shaw (2), Bryan Bickell, and Brandon Bollig each scored for the Blackhawks in the victory. Bollig opened the scoring for Chicago, finding the back of the net at 4:12 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Marcus Kruger.
Corey Crawford stopped 22 of 23 Columbus shots in the victory.
Columbus got a goal from Ryan Johansen in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Columbus got a 14-stop effort from Sergei Bobrovsky in the loss.
On the power play, Chicago went 1-for-4, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot Columbus 33-23 in the game.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track at Nashville.