Predators nip Blackhawks in OT for 3-0 series lead


Underwood was introduced by the arena announcer with him saying, "Please rise and welcome seven-time Grammy victor and longtime Nashville Predators fan Carrie Underwood".

The Chicago Blackhawks are down 3-0 in their Western Conference First Round series against the Nashville Predators and sound just like they did on the brink of elimination multiple times before.

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, celebrates after scoring a goal against Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford during the third period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Monday, .

The game would head to overtime with the Hawks in an insurmountable hole to climb out of if they didn't score the next goal.

"I don't think there's going to be any doubts. He had lots of looks, opportunities".

"We kind of sat back and they had way more chances than us in overtime", Kane said. They have won three of the last six Stanley Cups with the same core of players and took first place in the West. "They're a great team and we're going to enjoy this right now and then go for the next one".

After absorbing 1-0 and 5-0 losses in the first two games at the United Center, Chicago appeared headed for a momentum-shifting victory on road ice.

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The Blackhawks spent 141:05 trying to find the net in these playoffs. And that win could come Thursday night when they face off for Game 4 in Nashville.

In three games, the line has combined for four goals and seven assists.

Get back to the office in no time with BPs New Half-Time Lunch and $10 Combos. But the Predators are suddenly the league's hottest team after a flashy regular season, threatening to sweep the Blackhawks (repeat that and let it sink in) thanks to otherworldly confidence in moving the puck and making plays on a moment's notice.

He was part of an unsuccessful battle (along with P.K. Subban) behind the Nashville net, didn't hustle back into defensive position once Blackhawks took possession of the puck and once he did get back above the goal line was slow to recognize which man was his responsibility. Or will Joel Quenneville coach up the kids to provide more support for Toews, Crawford, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith?

They can misplay the puck. We just have to play our game and not worry about anything. But even though the Hawks finally got on the board in Game 3, they also blew a third-period lead, were on the wrong side of a questionable call, then lost in overtime as the Nashville crowd lost its mind with excitement.

Every NHL playoff game went to overtime on Monday night. Those were two sights missing from games one and two. With Nashville on the power play midway through the first period, Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya cleared the puck out of the Chicago end.