keys to the game


1. These Preds still have some teeth: It doesn’t look like the Nashville Predators will make the playoffs this year.


1: Score the game’s first goal. Sounds simple, but it means so much to the Blackhawks' success. When Chicago scores first, they are an unbelievable 28-1-6.


1. Need a better start. The Blackhawks have not had good starts in their last three games and have not scored first in any of those contests. They have lost all three games.


Not too many matchups look favorable for the Bears as they prepare to face the undefeated New Orleans Saints.