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Predators score twice in final minute as Nashville rallies, beats Chicago Blackhawks 7-5

Saturday, 04.12.2014 / 10:55 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Predators score twice in final minute as Nashville rallies, beats Chicago Blackhawks 7-5
Pavelski scores 2 goals to reach 40 for the season, San Jose closes with 3-2 win over Phoenix

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Patric Hornqvist scored the go-ahead goal with 58.2 seconds left and Shea Weber added an empty-netter as the Nashville Predators rallied with five goals in the third period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-5 Saturday night in their home finale.

The teams combined to score seven goals in a wild and furious final period. Chicago was up 3-2 going into the third, and Nashville finally put the Blackhawks away with the two goals inside the final minute. Nashville had scored more than seven goals only once in franchise history.

Hornqvist also had an assist. Craig Smith had a goal and an assist. Ryan Ellis, Matt Cullen and Colin Wilson also scored a goal apiece as the Predators took the season series 4-1.

Ben Smith, Marian Hossa, Matt Carey and Jeremy Morin each scored a goal for Chicago.

Quote of the Day

It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.

— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on his team's play in a Game 7 win vs. the Islanders