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PREVIEW: Blackhawks at Predators - Nov. 16, 2019

Chicago looks to extend two-game win streak Saturday in Nashville

by Monterey Pepper / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 7:00 p.m. CT
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The Blackhawks are back in Music City as they face the Nashville Predators on Saturday night for the second time this season.


TEAM RECORDS

  • CHI: 7-4-4, 18 PTS (6th in Central)
  • NSH: 9-6-3, 21 PTS (5th in Central)


LAST TIME OUT

Chicago fell 2-0 early but netted five straight goals to claim a 5-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night at T-Mobile arena putting them on a two-game winning streak. Kirby Dach notched his first multi-point game of his career with a goal and an assist to double Chicago's lead over Vegas. Patrick Kane (1G, 2A) had a three-point night to jumpstart the team's comeback effort and extend his point streak to seven games (6G, 8A). Kane also led all Blackhawks forwards in ice time with 18:50.

The Predators wrapped up a four-game road trip with a 5-3 loss to Vancouver on Wednesday as Calle Jarnkrok, Michael Granlund and Filip Forsberg found the back of the net for Nashville. 

The two teams met once before this season on Oct. 29 as the Blackhawks fell to the Predators, 3-0. Chicago netminder Robin Lehner made 48 saves on 51 shots, a then-team high for in saves this season. 

Video: Colliton on rematch in Nashville, Murphy's return


MURPHY RETURNS

Head coach Jeremy Colliton confirmed that Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy will return to action on Saturday in Nashville. Murphy was back on the ice for a full practice for the first time Tuesday morning after spending three weeks rehabbing a groin injury.

Murphy had 13 points (5G, 8A) in 52 games last season but sustained a groin injury during the preseason that kept him out of the season opener in Prague. He's appeared in six games this season before the most recent injury. 

Tweet from @BHTVeric: Robin Lehner starts tonight in Nashville. His .934 SV% ranks second in the NHL.Connor Murphy will return to the lineup. #Blackhawks

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