NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Blackhawks haven't had an easy time with the Nashville Predators this season. Saturday was no exception. But the Blackhawks found a way to eke this one out and clinch a playoff spot.
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist but it took Brent Seabrook's goal in the third period to secure the Blackhawks' 5-4 victory over the Predators on Saturday night. The Blackhawks claim a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season and held off a Predators flurry that erased the Hawks' 4-0 lead.
Patrick Sharp and Dave Bolland scored power-play goals for the Blackhawks. Viktor Stalberg added an even-strength goal, his 20th of the season. Andrew Shaw had two primary assists.
Shea Weber had two goals and Ryan Suter had three assists for the Predators.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.
Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.
The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.
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On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)
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