1. These Preds still have some teeth: It doesn’t look like the Nashville Predators will make the playoffs this year.
After falling to the Avalanche on Wednesday night, the Blackhawks have returned home and will look to get back to their winning ways tonight against the Nashville Predators.
Patrick Kane scored a highlight-reel goal and Brandon Saad found the back of the net with less than three minutes left to narrow the gap, but it wasn't enough as the Blackhawks fell in a 3-2 loss
It's an unfamiliar position, to be sure, for the Chicago Blackhawks: fifth place in the Western Conference, which is once again so tight that only five points separates them from front-running St.
By Michael Kelly
DENVER — There is no panic for the Chicago Blackhawks but there is concern.