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David Legwand scores twice in Preds' 4-1 win over Hawks

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - David Legwand scored twice for the Nashville Predators in a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night.

Shea Weber and Radek Bonk also scored for Nashville, which earned its second straight win.

Adam Burish scored for the Blackhawks, who lost their second in a row. The Central Division rivals will meet again Sunday in Chicago.

Legwand, a natural centre playing his second consecutive game at left wing, has scored three goals since the switch.

Jason Arnott made a pass from behind the net, and the puck deflected off Predators forward Martin Erat. Legwand, skating low through the slot, sent a shot over the glove of goalie Cristobal Huet at 10:41 of the first period.

The Predators struck again in the second period on the power play at 16:46. Weber fired a slapshot from a few feet inside the blue-line that beat Huet to his glove side.

Burish scored the Blackhawks' lone goal at 6:11 of the third period when he snapped a wrist shot from close range to rookie goalie Pekka Rinne's glove side.

Bonk answered at 12:03 of the third when he skated through the right circle and beat Huet with a wrist shot over his left shoulder.

Steve Sullivan returned to the ice in a game for the first time since Feb. 22, 2007, an absence of 153 games caused by a back injury that required two operations. He played a regular shift on a line with Vernon Fiddler and Jordin Tootoo, and saw time on the Predators' second power-play unit.

Sullivan was given a standing ovation when he made his first appearance 1:30 into the game to shouts of "Sully, Sully, Sully."

Notes: Eight of Legwand's nine goals have been scored at home. ... Erat has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in his last four games. ... Arnott left the game with a lower body injury and did not return. ... Burish scored his second goal in three games. He also has two assists during that stretch.

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