The Chicago Blackhawks went into the weekend on a roll. After dropping every game but one on their road trip, they came home and used home ice to their advantage. The Nashville Predators came to town to take on the Hawks and they were on a bit of a roll themselves. Well, the Predators certainly cooled the Hawks off and kept their hot streak going. Each game was within reach but the Hawks were never able to get it done.
All of the sudden, the Nashville Predators are a problem for the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks weren’t really looking at the Nashville Predators as a threat to take their playoff spot away from them. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars seemed much more likely to be the team that did that but here we are. Nashville has passed the Hawks for that last playoff spot in the Central Division. The Predators have the tiebreaker as they both have 37 points but they are above the line. It was a tough weekend to collect 0 points.