- Blackhawks win Game 3 against Predators with second period surge
- John Tavares' overtime goal lifts Isles over Caps
- Oilers poised to select Connor McDavid as top pick in NHL Draft
- Flames head coach Bob Hartley fined $50,000 by NHL
- Tyler Johnson scores twice as Lightning strike down Red Wings
- Kings center Jarret Stoll arrested for drug possession
- Newly-signed goalie Jon Gillies ready to help Flames in playoffs
- Rookie defenseman John Klingberg inks seven-year extension with Stars
- Flyers fire head coach Craig Berube after two seasons
- Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford to start Game 2 against Predators
- Forward Mathieu Perreault game-time decision for Jets with lower body injury
- Senators' Stone claims Habs' Subban intentionally hurt him in playoff opener
- Brock Nelson nets pair as Isles top Caps in playoff opener
- Bruins dismiss GM Peter Chiarelli after missing playoffs
- Isles defenseman Travis Hamonic likely to miss opener vs. Caps with undisclosed injury
- Canadiens' Max Pacioretty practices for first time since injury
- Blackhawks' Patrick Kane might return against Predators in Game 1
- Sabres GM Tim Murray fires head coach Ted Nolan after 23-win season
- Maple Leafs fire GM Dave Nonis, interim coach Peter Horachek
- Lee Stempniak leads Jets in rout of Flames
Blackhawks win Game 3 against Predators with second period surge
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:03:25 +0000
Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) - The Chicago Blackhawks displayed powerful offense in the second period scoring three goals to win Game 3 of their series against the Nashville Predators Sunday 4-2 and take a 2-1 lead.
Chicago opened the scoring with a goal from center Andrew Desjardins who was stopped on his first attempt but was successful on his next try.
The Predators quickly tied the game at 1-1 with a goal from center Mike Ribeiro 30 seconds after the Blackhawks scored.
Chicago recaptured the lead 2-1 early in the second period with right wing Marian Hossa leaving the puck for center Jonathan Toews who scored his second goal in the playoffs.
But Nashville answered in just 22 seconds as defenseman Mattias Ekholm's shot eluded Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling for a 2-2 draw.
Left wing Brandon Saad regained the lead for Chicago with another goal at the 3:38 mark in the second.
With more than seven minutes left in the period, Toews assisted defenseman Brent Seabrook for the last goal of Game 3 and a 4-2 lead.
Blackhawks' Darling had a stellar performance in his first start this series stopping 37 shots.
His Predators counterpart, Pekka Rinne , had 30 saves in the loss.
Game 4 of the series will be played this Tuesday at the United Center.