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Morning Box Score: Blackhawks Offense Returns; Bulls Repel Magic

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 5, 2014 3:40PM


Blackhawks 5, Montreal 0
Whenever the Blackhawks fall into an offensive slump, coach Joel Quenneville tends to jumpstart the scoring by pairing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on the same line. And it worked like a charm Wednesday night as Toews scored his 200th career goal and 450th career point to key a rout of the Canadiens. Toews scored a first-period power play goal and assisted on Kane's third-period goal. Corey Crawford notched 28 saves in the shutout while Kris Versteeg scored two goals and Brad Richards added a third-period goal for the Hawks. The win was tempered when Patrick Sharp left the game with a knee injury. Quenneville said Sharp would miss some time with the injury.

Bulls 98, Orlando 90
Joakim Noah didn't play because he was ill and Derrick Rose sat out the game because he was sad again with a sore ankle but the Bulls had enough to outlast Orlando at the United Center. Jimmy Butler scored 21 points, Taj Gibson and Pau Gasol (who played 41 minutes) added 16 apiece and Aaron Brooks scored 13 points in a reserve role to pace Chicago. The Bulls were outrebounded by Orlando 48-44 but the Chicago reserves outscored their Magic counterparts 37-19.