Chicago Blackhawks Take Round One of Big Weekend Series In Nashville

December 27th, 2009 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »
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On consecutive days following the break for Christmas, the Blackhawks are playing their final two games of the season against the Nashville Predators. These two games could play a large role in determining the winner of the Central Division this year, and with the first coming on the road, it was important for the Hawks to get off to a good start.

I’m not sure I would call the first period of Saturday night’s game great, or the final stat sheet predictable, but the outcome of the contest was fantastic.

Nashville came out of the gates hitting and skating hard, and it took some time for the Hawks to get their legs under them. It wasn’t until Dustin Byfuglien found the back of the net in the middle of the first period on the power play that the Hawks appeared ready to handle their business.

In the second period, they controlled the action and might have taken away Nashville’s hopes for the division.

After Martin Erat turned a Brent Seabrook turnover into a tying goal, it was Patrick Kane starting a cascade of ...

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