By Brad Gardner
The Nashville Predators have had a way of bringing out the worst in the Blackhawks this season. That trend continued on Sunday as the Predators won a convincing 6-1 decision over the Hawks in Chicago. The Hawks finished with more shorthanded chances than power play shots as they stared down a multiple goal deficit for much of the contest. Nashville has now taken nine of a possible ten points against Chicago this season and has a four point lead in the standings as both teams have six games left to play.
Corey Crawford started the game but allowed four goals on 15 shots in 42 minutes before he was pulled in favor of Ray Emery. The veteran Emery allowed two third period goals on nine shots. The six goals against was the most for Chicago since February 2nd when they gave up eight goals to the Oilers while deep in the throes of that nine-game losing streak. Read more
Posted in Blackhawks, Brad Gardner, Game recap
Tagged Alexander Radulov, Brandon Bollig, Brandon Yip, Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith, Francis Bouillon, Jordin Tootoo, Matt Halischuk, Michael Frolik, Mike Fisher, Nashville, Patric Hornqvist, Pekka Rinne, Predators, Ray Emery, Shea Weber, Viktor Stalberg
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. Read more
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Tagged Andrew Shaw, Colin Wilson, Craig Smith, Dave Bolland, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Mike Fisher, Nick Leddy, Pekka Rinne, Predators, Sean O'Donnell