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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
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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.

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