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The Blackhawks, and a lot of their fans, invade Nashville to take on the Predators.

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Chicago Blackhawks (30 pts, 13-2-4) @ Nashville Predators (18 pts, 8-9-2)

7 pm CDT, Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN

TV : CSN-Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 5-4 W (S0) vs Coyotes

Predators last game : 1-4 L @ Penguins

Enemy Territory : On the Forecheck

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 12 '14
Mar 23 '14
Mar 14 '14
Dec 17 '13
Nov 16 '13

1256 : The number of days since the last time Kris Versteeg was in the Blackhawks lineup.

54.6 : The Predators faceoff win percentage, 3rd best in the NHL. They have won over 50 percent of their faceoffs in 16 of their 19 games this year.

31.7 : The number of bottles of Malort that will be drunk at Hockee Night's Gonna Drinken 3 at the Galway Bay.  All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project so get down there tonight!

24:17 : The average time on ice for Seth Jones which leads all first year players.

11 : The number of points the Blackhawks have earned in six November games so far.

4 : The number of consecutive losses by the Predators heading into tonight's game.

3.1 : The goals allowed per game average of the Predators, ranked 27th in the NHL.

2.05 : The goals scored per game average for the Predators, ranked 25th in the NHL.

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2 : The number of points (1 G, 1 A) Viktor Stalberg has in 13 games with the Predators.

0-9-0 : The Predators record when trailing after two periods this year.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Brandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Kris Versteeg
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Nikolai Khabibulin (1-0-1, 4.73 GAA, .818 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Michal Handzus (upper body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 19 10 9 19 -4 8 4 3
J. Toews 19 9 9 18 +5 14 2 0
P. Sharp 19 5 12 17 +8 6 1 0
M. Hossa 19 9 6 15 +12 6 1 0
D. Keith 19 1 13 14 +4 2 1 1

Probable Predators Lineup

Forwards

Gabriel Bourque - David Legwand - Patric Hornqvist
Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Viktor Stalberg
Matt Hendricks - Matt Cullen - Filip Forsberg
Nick Spaling - Paul Gaustad - Craig Smith

Defensive Pairings

Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Kevin Klein - Mattias Ekholm
Seth Jones - Ryan Ellis

Goaltender

Carter Hutton (4-3-1, 3.39 GAA, .891 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Eric Nystrom (head) questionable, Pekka Rinne (hip) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
D. Legwand 19 4 11 15 -5 10 2 1
P. Hornqvist 19 5 6 11 -1 10 1 2
C. Wilson 19 3 6 9 -1 4 2 1
S. Weber 19 4 4 8 -8 18 3 0
C. Smith 19 3 5 8 -8 6 1 1