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Chicago Skates Past Nashville 5-4 - Recap

The Blackhawks earned a 5-4 victory over the Predators on Friday at United Center.

Bettors who backed the Blackhawks were rewarded as -262 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.

Chicago got goals from Marian Hossa, Michal Handzus, Duncan Keith, Patrick Kane, and Brandon Saad in the victory. Keith opened the scoring at 4:48 of the first period.

Corey Crawford stopped 23 of 27 Nashville shots in the victory.

Matt Halischuk (2), Kevin Henderson, and Bobby Butler scored for the Predators, finding the net behind Corey Crawford.

Pekka Rinne stopped 25 of 30 shots for the Predators, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Chicago went 2-for-3, while the Predators were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Chicago outshot Nashville 30-27 in the game.

Chicago heads into a battle against the Coyotes. Nashville, meanwhile, will have their next action against Calgary.