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Blackhawks vs. Predators game thread: Part 1

The Blackhawks are facing a Nashville team without Pekka Rinne on Saturday night. Need a place to discuss the action? Come join us!

Frederick Breedon
2014-15 NHL Regular Season




Oct. 18, 2014
United Center
7:30 p.m.
2014-15 Key Stats
3-0-1, 7 points (1st in Central)
W-L 2-0-1, 5 points (2nd in Central)
11 (15th in NHL)
GF 10 (21st in NHL)
6 (3rd in NHL)
GA 6 (3rd in NHL)
53.5 percent (9th in NHL)
Corsi 63.8 percent (1st in NHL)
56.3 percent (6th in NHL)
Fenwick 61.6 percent (1st in NHL)
102.3 (10th in NHL)
PDO 99.3 (20th in NHL)
Also see: On The Forecheck, SBN's Predators blog

The Chicago Blackhawks have their first big divisional matchup of the season against the new-look Nashville Predators on Saturday. We got some good news recently, as backup goaltender Carter Hutton will be playing the game instead of Pekka Rinne, who just played last night in a shutout victory over Winnipeg.

The Blackhawks scored just once in 50 shot attempts against Jonas Hiller in their last game, but should fare better against Hutton this time around. Hutton, 28, posted a .910 save percentage and 2.62 GAA in 40 games with Nashville last season, so he's a respectable backup, but certainly not a goaltender on the caliber of a healthy Rinne.

Go Hawks!

(Note: Stats from Hockey-Reference)