Big lead disappears before Hawks capture win, playoff berth

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Big lead disappears before Hawks capture win, playoff berth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Blackhawks haven't had an easy time with the Nashville Predators this season. Saturday was no exception. But the Blackhawks found a way to eke this one out and clinch a playoff spot.

Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist but it took Brent Seabrook's goal in the third period to secure the Blackhawks' 5-4 victory over the Predators on Saturday night. The Blackhawks claim a playoff berth for the fourth consecutive season and held off a Predators flurry that erased the Hawks' 4-0 lead.

Patrick Sharp and Dave Bolland scored power-play goals for the Blackhawks. Viktor Stalberg added an even-strength goal, his 20th of the season. Andrew Shaw had two primary assists.

Shea Weber had two goals and Ryan Suter had three assists for the Predators.

Morning Update: Cubs crush Pirates; White Sox beat Rays; Bulls host media day

Morning Update: Cubs crush Pirates; White Sox beat Rays; Bulls host media day

Here are some of the headlines from yesterday's busy day in Chicago sports:

Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

Preview: Chris Sale starts for White Sox against Rays tonight on CSN+

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Jay Cutler remaining Bears starter not assured when he returns from thumb injury

Blackhawks: Keith unlikely to play first four preseason games

Kyle Hendricks, Kris Bryant help transform Cubs into 100-win team

James Shields gets first win in two months as White Sox beat Rays

Bulls begin 'necessary' new era by creating a culture 'to take steps forward'

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Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

Preview: Cubs back at it in Pittsburgh tonight on CSN

The Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Catch first pitch at 6 p.m. with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (10-8, 3.39 ERA) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (3-6, 4.85 ERA)

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