NASHVILLE — Patrick Kane had a aim and an help, and the Chicago Blackhawks pounded the Nashville Predators 7-2 on Saturday evening for his or her third straight victory.
Robin Lehner made 39 saves for Chicago, and Alex Nylander had two targets within the third interval. Erik Gustafsson, Dominik Kubalik, Brent Seabrook and David Kampf additionally scored.
The Blackhawks improved to 5-1-1 of their final seven video games. It was a markedly totally different efficiency than their first assembly with Nashville this season, a dominant Three-Zero win for the Predators on Oct. 29.
Nashville obtained two targets from defenceman Roman Josi in its fourth consecutive loss. Pekka Rinne allowed 4 targets in 14 photographs earlier than he was changed by Juuse Saros.
Kane’s third-period aim prolonged his goal-scoring streak to 5 video games and his level streak to eight.
The Blackhawks grabbed management with two within the first and second durations.
Chicago Blackhawks proper wing Patrick Kane (AP Photograph/Kelvin Kuo)
Gustafsson beat Rinne with a wrist shot by visitors 6:33 into the primary. After Nashville defenceman Matt Irwin turned the puck over in the proper nook, Kirby Dach discovered Kubalik on their own in entrance for his fifth aim with 1:56 left within the opening interval.
Chicago stored the stress on within the second. Seabrook handcuffed Rinne with a backhand from the excessive slot at 1:51, and Kampf chased Rinne with a slap shot from the slot at 11:39 after a nifty passing sequence.
It was the second time in simply over per week that Rinne was yanked from the online. In Nashville’s Nov. 7 blowout loss at Colorado, Rinne was pulled within the second after permitting 4 targets on 23 photographs.
Josi ended Lehner’s shutout bid Three:40 into the third when he knocked within the rebound of a Matt Duchene shot.
Chicago is 7-1-Three when scoring first this season. … With an help on Kane’s aim, Chicago RW Alex DeBrincat prolonged his help streak to a few video games. … Kane has 58 factors in 63 profession regular-season video games towards Nashville.
Blackhawks: Host the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.
Predators: Host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
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Jim Diamond, The Related Press