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By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

 

The Nashville Predators entered Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks down 3-1 in their best of seven divisional series.

Despite their having backs up against the wall and the knowledge that their squad needs to win three straight games, the Predators put forth a gritty performance that saw the team earn a 5-2 victory yesterday night in Nashville.

Last night’s win did not come easy, in fact, the Predators and Blackhawks entered yesterday’s third period knotted up at one goal apiece.

However, in the opening 4 minutes of the games third period Nashville was able to light up Chicago goaltender Scott Darling with 3 goals, thus taking a 4-1 lead.

Predators star rookie forward, Filip Forsberg, netted a hat-trick in yesterday’s game and veteran James Neal added his second ‘big goal’ in as many games.

The series now shifts back to Chicago for game six, which takes this Saturday night at 8pm EST.

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