Apr 25, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) and center Mike Fisher (12) talk to each other during second period in game six of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
2. Regular season finale vs. Nashville Predators, February 25
The Predators gave the Blackhawks a ton of trouble in the first round of the playoffs. If not for Scott Darling’s dazzling play for the middle stretch of the series, the Hawks probably wouldn’t have gotten out of the first round. The teams conclude the 2015-16 regular season in late February at the United Center.
Nashville should be a factor in the Central Division once against as their talented defensive nucleus of Shea Weber, Seth Jones and Roman Josi get to gel for another year. Don’t forget about talented forwards James Neal and Filip Forsberg, who gave Nashville a scoring punch they’ve lacked for quite some time.
Unfortunately, Blackhawks fans will not get to see former Hawk Victor Stalberg, as he was waived by the team earlier in the week.
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