The Blackhawks fell to the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena. John Hayden and Patrick Kane each netted one goal in the loss. Corey Crawford made 29 saves.
Chicago holds a 56-38-4-8 mark all-time against Nashville, including a 33-18-1-2 record at home. The Blackhawks are 1-0-0 vs. the Predators this season. Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad recorded one goal each in the Oct. 14 win against Nashville. Patrick Kane (23G, 28A) leads the Blackhawks with 51 career points in 54 career games against Nashville. Crawford has an 8-9-3 career mark against the Predators.
Dating back to Oct. 15, 2016, Kane has tallied at least one point in five straight matchups against the Predators. Four of those games resulted in multi-point performances. The Buffalo, native is currently on a six game point streak (3G, 3A), his longest since the 2015-16 season when he tallied a Blackhawks franchise record 26 game point streak (16G, 24A).
SPECIAL TEAMS STANDOUT:
Through ten games, the Chicago penalty kill ranks ninth in the league at 85.0 percent. Duncan Keith leads the team with 31:37 of shorthanded ice time and seven blocked shots against the man advantage, while Brent Seabrook ranks second with 27:23 of shorthanded ice time. Richard Panik shares fourth among all National Hockey League skaters with three goals on the power play.
- Hayden recorded a shorthanded goal in the first period. It was his first marker of the year.
- Brandon Saad tallied his third assist of the season and now has nine points (6G, 3A).
- Jordan Oesterle notched his first point as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks with an assist on Kane's goal.
- Keith posted 23:36 of time on ice and tied a season high with four blocked shots.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
Filip Forsberg LW: Forsberg leads the Predators in goals (7) and points (12) through nine games. The Ostervala, Sweden, native has posted four multi-point performances this season, including a three point game (2G, 1A) against PHI on Oct. 10. Forsberg brings a two game goal streak into Friday night's tilt with Chicago.
P.K. Subban D: The two-time All-Star ranks fourth among all National Hockey league skaters with 26:33 of average ice time and shares seventh among NHL defensemen with eight points (1G, 7A). Subban picked up his seventh assist of the season in the shootout loss to CGY Tuesday night while posting a team high 28:29 of TOI.
Pekka Rinne G: Rinne has faced the Blackhawks more than any other active NHL goaltender (39 appearances). He has compiled a 17-16-5 record with a goals-against average of 2.49 and a save percentage of .918. His 1.99 GAA this season ranks sixth among all NHL netminders.