Filip Forsberg netted a hat trick for the Predators with two of his goals coming in the third period to defeat the Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena. It was the first time Hawks goaltender Scott Darling allowed more than two goals in the series.
The Hawks still lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 on Saturday at the United Center.
Elsewhere in the playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from a 2-0 deficit on the road to even their series against the Detroit Red Wings. The Washington Capitals scored five goals against the New York Islanders to take a 3-2 series lead and the Vancouver Canucks escaped elimination on home-ice against the Calgary Flames.
Three down, 13 to go for the Hawks.
Here's the latest news:
**Forsberg hat trick helps Predators defeat Blackhawks 5-2 in Game 5 (SCH)
**Patrick Kane dishes incredible spinning assist in Game 5 (SCH)
**Five Things from Game 5: Blackhawks must regroup faster (CSN Chicago)
**Andrew Desjardins quietly Hawks' GM Stan Bowman's best trade deadline move (SCH)
**Bryan Bickell making an impact in power forward role for Blackhawks (Sun-Times)
**Patrick Kane looking like his old self already for Blackhawks (Chicago Sun-Times)
**Tyler Johnson keys late comeback to even series (Raw Charge)
**Capitals steamroll Islanders, 5-1 (Japers' Rink)
**Daniel Sedin scores game-winner, Canucks force Game 6 (Nucks Misconduct)
**Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Stone, Aaron Ekblad named Calder Trophy finalist (Matchsticks and Gasoline)
**NHL players compared to musical acts? Yes please. (The Current)