Last-minute goal lifts Predators to victory at Chicago

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 11:08pm
Staff reports

Joel Ward scored a power play goal with 26.7 seconds to play as the Nashville Predators rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks at Chicago on Thursday.

The Predators went on the power play when Nick Boynton was called for delay of game with 2:13 remaining.

It was their second power-play goal in as many games this season. J.P. Dumont and David Legwand had the assists.

The goal provided a bit of redemption for Ward, who was assessed the game’s first penalty. He was sent off at 3:01 of the first period for hooking, and the Blackhawks converted with Patrick Kane’s goal 1:47 later.

Nashville (2-0-0) did not lead until Ward scored.

The Blackhawks (1-2-1) led 2-1 after one period, but the Predators finally pulled even on Colin Wilson’s goal at 4:43 of the third.

Rookie Anders Lindback made his first career start in place of injured Pekka Rinne and made 25 saves for his first NHL victory. He kept Chicago off the board for the final 43:02 and faced just four shots in the third period.

Nashville, which also got a goal from Steve Sullivan, outshot the Blackhawks 27-25 overall.

The Predators are at home Thursday against St. Louis.

1 Comment on this post:

By: gdiafante on 10/14/10 at 7:51

Oh sweet irony...

The Preds look different this year...better...hopefully they can keep it up.