Roman Josi scored the game-winner on the power play and the Nashville Predators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks by a 3-2 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. It's Nashville's second win in three tries against the Hawks this season, giving them points in 11 of their last 12 games overall and their 10th victory in the month of November.
As is usually the case, the Preds and Hawks put on a show for a national television audience, combining for 70 shots on goal in a game that had a little bit of everything. Add the home crowd into the equation, which reached postseason levels in the dying minutes of regulation, and the victory seemed to carry a little extra as the horn sounded.
"We've created a rivalry over the years," Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said. "[The win] means a lot - not only in the locker room, but in the standings as well. It's a huge win."
"I haven't heard that building that loud since playoffs last year," Nashville center Ryan Johansen said. "It was a great atmosphere to play in and it was a huge win."