By Brad Vandenberk
The Chicago Blackhawks last game before the All Star break took place Tuesday night at the United Center. They played host to the pesky Nashville Predators who they lost to just three nights ago in Nashville 5-2. That game saw the Hawks captain leave with a wrist injury. Jonathan Toews joined his teammates Patrick Sharp and Dan Carcillo on the injury reserve list. It was also mentioned that Toews would forego the All Star festivities this coming weekend due to the injury. With Captain Serious watching from the press box Rockford superstar Brandon Pirri was recalled to hopefully ignite the Hawks.
Predators’ goalie Pekka Rinne was looking for his ninth straight win on Tuesday with his second start in as many nights. The Preds beat Columbus 4-1 on Monday in Nashville. Although Corey Crawford was pulled during Saturday’s contest, he did get the start for the home team.