Nashville 5, Chicago 2

Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 29-14-3-3 19-5-1-3 10-9-2-0 L1
Nashville 28-16-3-1 15-7-2-1 13-9-1-0 W2


Patric Hornqvist, Sergei Kostitsyn and defenseman Kevin Klein each recorded a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators stretched their home winning streak to four games with a 5-2 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

Craig Smith and Colin Wilson also scored while David Legwand notched a pair of assists for Nashville, which has won 11 of 13 at home and 10 of 12 overall.

Less than 2 1/2 minutes after Marian Hossa gave Chicago a 1-0 lead late in the first period, Smith buried a rebound during a power play to kick off a run of four consecutive goals for the Predators.

Klein gave Nashville the lead for good at 5:15 of the middle session when his seemingly innocent shot from the red line bounced past Corey Crawford. Wilson converted a cross-crease pass from Legwand and Kostitsyn scored on a breakaway to give the Predators a 4-1 advantage after 40 minutes.

Hossa reached the 20-goal mark for the 12th straight season when he beat Pekka Rinne on a breakaway 48 seconds into the third. Hornqvist completed the scoring with a tip-in 2:20 later.

Crawford allowed four goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Ray Emery, who finished with five saves.

The Blackhawks dropped their fourth straight road contest and lost in regulation for the first time in eight overall games (5-1-2).

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Nashville
Marian Hossa 2 Points Patric Hornqvist 2
Marian Hossa 2 Goals Patric Hornqvist 1
Niklas Hjalmarsson 1 Assists David Legwand 2
N/A Power Play Goals Craig Smith 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ray Emery .833 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .909
Corey Crawford 13 Saves Pekka Rinne 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 22 2 0-1 1-2 4 29
Nashville 23 5 1-2 1-1 2 33

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Predators have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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