Recap - Predators Defeat Chicago 5-2
|Recap - Predators Defeat Chicago 5-2|
The Predators earned a 5-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Kevin Klein, Sergei Kostitsyn, Patric Hornqvist, Colin Wilson, and Craig Smith each scored for the Predators in the victory. Smith opened the scoring for Nashville, finding the back of the net at 17:19 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Ryan Ellis and Sergei Kostitsyn.
Pekka Rinne turned in a 20-save effort for the Predators.
Chicago got goals from Marian Hossa (2) in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Corey Crawford stopped 13 of 17 shots for the Blackhawks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Nashville scored 1 time on 2 chances on the power play, while Chicago went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Chicago lost the shots on goal battle to Nashville by a margin of 23-22.
Nashville looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blue Jackets. The Blackhawks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Nashville.