Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Marian Hossa scored two goals and the
Chicago Blackhawks ended the Nashville Predators’ seven-game home winning
streak with a 3-1 win on Saturday.
Brandon Saad had one goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who have won six
in a row. Scott Darling made 32 saves.
Chicago moved ahead of Nashville for the Central Division lead.
Colin Wilson scored the lone goal for the Predators, who fell to 11-2-1 at
home this season. Pekka Rinne stopped 28-of-30 shots.
Saad scored from the left circle at 14:53 of the first period.
Hossa gave Chicago a 2-0 lead at 2:48 of the middle stanza. Saad carried the
puck down the right side and made a great backhand pass to Hossa, who pushed
the disc across the goal line.
Wilson put Nashville on the board 34 seconds into the third. His shot from the
top of the left circle beat traffic in front and got past Darling.
Hossa scored an empty-net goal with 1:11 remaining to make it 3-1.
Chicago started a four-game road trip on Saturday … Nashville defenseman
Anton Volchenkov missed the game because of a lower-body injury … Chicago
defenseman Klas Dahlbeck made his NHL debut.