RECAP: Comeback Bid Comes Up Short as Chicago Falls to Nashville, 3-2

The Blackhawks made a late comeback bid as Alex DeBrincat scored twice in a two-minute span in the third, but the Nashville Predators took a 3-2 victory at the United Center on Sunday night, sweeping the two-game weekend set. 

Pius Suter notched an assist on both DeBrincat tallies and Malcolm Subban made stops in the loss. 

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Playing in his 1,009th game, Patrick Kane moved past Bob Murray for sole possession of sixth in franchise history in games played.

UP NEXT: The Blackhawks open a two-game set against the Carolina Hurricanes beginning on Tuesday night at the United Center.

CHI: 0, NSH: 1
1st – 4:43 – Viktor Arvidsson

The Predators took an early lead for the second straight night, this time as Viktor Arvidsson banked a shot in from behind the goal. The Nashville forward blocked a clearing attempt by Malcolm Subban, circled behing the net and put a feed off Calvin de Haan‘s skate at the side of the net and in for a 1-0 advantage.

CHI: 0, NSH: 2
1st – 18:30 – Calle Jarnkrok (Mattias Ekholm, Luke Kunin)

Nashville got another skate deflection goal before the period’s end as Mattias Ekholm circled behind the Chicago net, spun and threw a shot towards goal that deflected off the skate of Calle Jarnkrok in front and in for a 2-0 lead.

CHI: 1, NSH: 2
3rd – 7:35 – Alex DeBrincat (Patrick Kane, Pius Suter)

The Blackhawks halved the Predators lead just before the midpoint of the third period as Patrick Kane slid a cross-zone feed to Alex DeBrincat just below the near-side dot. The winger put the deflected pass top shelf on a one-time shot to get Chicago on the board.

Video: [email protected]: DeBrincat puts Blackhawks on board in 3rd

CHI: 2, NSH: 2
3rd – 9:25 – Alex DeBrincat (Pius Suter)

Alex DeBrincat pulled things level less than two minutes later with a fantastic individual effort on the finish. Flying into the zone on the wall, he turned the corner on a Nashville defenseman and pulled the puck across the face of goal before burying a shot to make it a 2-2 game.

Video: [email protected]: DeBrincat ties game with amazing second goal

CHI: 2, NSH: 3
3rd – 13:27 – Roman Josi (Eeli Tolvanen, Viktor Arvidsson)

Nashville regained the lead a short time later as Roman Josi notched his third of the year. Off a defensive-zone turnover by Chicago, Eeli Tolvanen tee’d up Josi in the high slot and the Predators captain put a quick wrister past the glove of Malcolm Subban for the late lead.

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