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Blackhawks Beat Preds; Series Tied 2-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --Patrick Sharp scored his first two goals of the postseason, and the Chicago Blackhawks finally found their offensive form Thursday night in beating the Nashville Predators 3-0 to tie their opening series at 2-2.

Jonathan Toews also scored his first playoff goal and had an assist. Marian Hossa had an assist, just his second in the series, and rookie Antti Niemi stopped 33 shots for his second shutout.

The Blackhawks made a couple lineup changes, including playing defenseman Brian Campbell for the first time since he broke his collarbone and a rib March 14.

Nashville lost its first Game 4 in three tries on home-ice. The Predators gave no offensive support to goalie Pekka Rinne, who had allowed only two even-strength goals the first three games.

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