1-0 – Duncan Keith (3) Slapshot – ASST: Marian Hossa (16), Jonathan Toews (20)
Duncan Keith got the Blackhawks off on the right foot and very early with this blast! The Hawks are now 18-0-3 when scoring the first goal of the game!
2-1 – PPG – Patrick Kane (20) Backhand shot – ASST: Patrick Sharp (18), Duncan Keith (29)
There isn’t enough adjectives to describe Patrick Kane sometimes and this is one of those times. Kane lifted a sick back-hander past Carter Hutton to give the Hawks a 2-1 lead. It was Kane’s 20th goal of the season in just 37 games. Kane’s play has to get him into the early Hart thoughts. I can watch this GIF all day long!
3-1 – PPG – Nick Leddy (4) Snap shot – ASST: Brandon Saad (14), Brent Seabrook (21)
It’s strange when everyone except the referee knows this is a goal. The Nashville announcers called it a goal right away and everyone on the ice stopped. It was even amusing while it happened that even the Predators Twitter account was questioning the official. Leddy with a huge blast gave the Blackhawks the 2 goal cushion they would finish the game with in Dixie.
FINAL SCORE: Blackhawks 3 – Predators 1