Nashville Predators (25-21-2, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (22-20-5, sixth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks +107, Predators -130; over/under is 0

BOTTOM LINE: Patrick Kane leads Chicago into a matchup with Nashville. He currently ranks third in the NHL with 58 points, scoring 15 goals and recording 43 assists.

The Blackhawks have gone 22-20-5 against division opponents. Chicago has scored 34 power-play goals, converting on 23% of chances.

The Predators are 25-21-2 in division games. Nashville is 23rd in the league with 29.8 shots per game and is averaging 2.6 goals.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kane has 58 total points for the Blackhawks, 15 goals and 43 assists. Alex DeBrincat has four goals over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Roman Josi has 29 total points while scoring six goals and totalling 23 assists for the Predators. Viktor Arvidsson has five goals over the last 10 games for Nashville.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, two penalties and 4.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .893 save percentage.

Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 4.7 assists, four penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Adam Boqvist: out (concussion protocol), Calvin de Haan: day to day (hip).

Predators: Brad Richardson: day to day (lower body), Dante Fabbro: out (upper body), Mathieu Olivier: out (lower body).




The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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