Pekka Rinne


NASHVILLE – The Blackhawks preach the need to play complete games often; they reiterate that when they don’t do just that.


NASHVILLE — The final 20 minutes the Chicago Blackhawks were playing more like themselves. They were pushing the pace, firing shots and getting traffic around Pekka Rinne.


Corey Crawford is not skating yet but he could be in the next day or so as the rest of the Blackhawks prepared to play the Nashville Predators on Thursday.


The Central Division took on a somewhat different look last season, thanks to realignment.


NASHVILLE — Marian Hossa was looking for goal No. 30 in game No. 82. He got it early, he made it look fantastic and then he called it a night.