Chicago 5, Nashville 4

Saturday, March 31, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 44-26-4-5 27-8-1-4 17-18-3-1 W2
Nashville 45-26-3-5 24-10-2-3 21-16-1-2 L1


BLACKHAWKS 5, PREDATORS 4: Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook had a goal and an assist apiece as visiting Chicago clinched a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season.

St. Louis also secured the Central Division title by virtue of Nashville's loss.

The Blackhawks saw a four-goal lead evaporate before Seabrook stopped the bleeding at 8:19 of the third period with his ninth goal.

Chicago jumped out to a 4-0 advantage on goals by Patrick Sharp, Dave Bolland, Kane and Viktor Stalberg.

The Predators woke up midway through the second period and netted four consecutive goals to draw even in the third.

Nashville captain Shea Weber recorded his second goal of the contest from the point at 7:10 of the third to knot the contest at 4-4. Weber has five goals in his last five games.

Seabrook restored the lead when he pinched and fired a one-timer past Pekka Rinne just 1:09 later.

The Predators, who are already postseason bound, were denied a fifth straight win over Chicago.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews missed his 19th straight game because of a concussion. ... Chicago is 12-5-2 in its last 19 games without its captain. ... The Blackhawks have earned at least a point in 13 of their last 15 games. ... Predators forward Alexander Radulov has three goals and three assists in six games since rejoining the team.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Nashville
Patrick Kane 2 Points Ryan Suter 3
Patrick Kane 1 Goals Shea Weber 2
Andrew Shaw 2 Assists Ryan Suter 3
David Bolland 1 Power Play Goals Shea Weber 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .879 Save Percentage Pekka Rinne .865
Corey Crawford 29 Saves Pekka Rinne 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 37 5 2-6 2-4 8 20
Nashville 33 4 2-4 4-6 12 42

Upcoming Games

  • Nashville will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Predators have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .628 after a win and .472 after a loss.
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