Predators take on the Blackhawks on losing streak

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Chicago Blackhawks (5-9, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Nashville Predators (5-10, eighth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators will try to end a four-game skid when they play the Chicago Blackhawks.

Nashville has gone 5-10 overall with a 0-2-0 record against the Central Division. The Predators are 1-3-0 in games decided by a single goal.

Chicago has a 5-9 record overall and a 0-2-0 record in Central Division games. The Blackhawks have a 1-2-0 record in games decided by one goal.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Filip Forsberg has scored seven goals with 11 assists for the Predators. Ryan O'Reilly has six goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

Connor Bedard has nine goals and four assists for the Blackhawks. Corey Perry has three goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 3-7-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

Blackhawks: 3-7-0, averaging 2.5 goals, four assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Predators: Tommy Novak: out (upper body), Ryan McDonagh: day to day (lower body), Luke Schenn: out (lower-body).

Blackhawks: Colin Blackwell: out (lower body), Luke Philp: out (achilles), Taylor Hall: day to day (undisclosed), Samuel Savoie: out (leg), Andreas Athanasiou: out (undisclosed), Jarred Tinordi: out (oblique).


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