Viktor Stalberg raced ahead of the Predators defense in overtime on Monday and buried the game-winning goal against Pekka Rinne to lift the Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators at the United Center. It’s the B'Hawks' third victory in their last four games.
Patrick Kane controlled on-ice action from start to finish. The newly-minted center scored in the first and the third and assisted on Nick Leddy’s second period goal.
The ‘Hawks didn’t take their first lead until the third period when Bryan Bickell scored off assists from Michael Frolik and Brent Seabrook. David Legwand forced overtime for the Preds when he pushed one past Corey Crawford with five minutes remaining in the third.
The ’Hawks out-shot the Predators 35-28. Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was occasionally spectacular, and deserves better than the crooked number that will ruin his save percentage. Had Rinne not been on top of his game, the ’Hawks maybe have hung seven or eight goals on Nashville.