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|Predators Rally to Beat Blackhawks in Shootout
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Marcel Goc scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Nashville Predators rallied from a 2-0 deficit after two periods to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Saturday night.
Goc took the first shot in the shootout for Nashville, and goaltender Pekka Rinne made it stand up by stopping Jonathan Toews and gloving Patrick Kane's shot. Patrick Sharp had a last chance, but his shot went wide of the net.
Nashville captain and All-Star Shea Weber and Jerred Smithson each scored less than four minutes apart in the third period.
Tomas Kopecky scored a power-play goal, and Viktor Stalberg had a goal for Chicago.
Nashville has won three of the first four games in this Central Division rivalry against the team that ousted the Predators from the playoffs in the opening round last April.
The teams meet again Sunday night in Chicago.
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