Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Marian Hossa scored the winner on the power
play 52 seconds into overtime as Chicago continues it quest for the
President's Trophy with a 5-4 win over Nashville on Friday.
With 72 points, Chicago has already clinched the top spot in the Western
Conference and holds a six-point lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins for first
overall in the NHL standings. Both teams have five games remaining as
Pittsburgh's game against Boston on Friday night was postponed due to the
manhunt in Boston for the last remaining marathon bomber.
Chicago's only other President's Trophy came in the 1990-91 season.
Duncan Keith posted a goal and two assists while Patrick Kane added a goal and
an assist for the Blackhawks, who have won seven straight. Corey Crawford made
23 saves in the win.
Matt Halischuk had two goals and an assist and Bobby Butler gave a goal and a
helper for the Predators, who have dropped eight straight. Pekka Rinne gave up
all five goals on 30 shots in the loss.
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