Chicago Ices Florida 3-2 - Recap
Chicago needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Florida on Tuesday in NHL action at BB&T Center.
Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -180 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Patrick Sharp, who beat Jacob Markstrom in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Chicago. Chicago got goals from Bryan Bickell and Jonathan Toews in the victory. Toews opened the scoring at 5:18 of the second period.
Corey Crawford turned in a 20-save effort for the Blackhawks.
Tomas Fleischmann and Dmitry Kulikov scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.
Tim Thomas stopped 25 of 27 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Chicago went 1-for-2, while the Panthers were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Chicago outshot Florida 29-22 in the game.
Chicago looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lightning. The Panthers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Buffalo.