Blackhawks edge Predators in shootout

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 2, 2013 at 12:13 am •  Published: April 2, 2013

Before the game, the Blackhawks acquired center Michal Handzus from the San Jose Sharks for a fourth-round draft pick. Handzus had one goal and one assist in 28 games this season, and is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Bolland originally went to the dressing room briefly midway through the first period after blocking a shot by Nashville defenseman Shea Weber. Following a faceoff in the Chicago zone, Weber's drive from the point struck Bolland in the abdomen, but he returned minutes later for two more shifts in the first.

Bolland then left again following two shifts in the second. Quenneville said the forward is day to day.

The Predators said Bourque suffered an upper-body injury.

Saad opened the scoring on a screened shot with 11.3 seconds left in the first following a faceoff in the Nashville zone.

Toews won the draw, pulling it back to Niklas Hjalmarsson at the right point. He passed to Saad, who fired low from midway down the right boards with Toews and Nashville defenseman Jonathon Blum tied up at the edge of the crease.

Kane made it 2-0 with during 4-on-4 with 7:50 left in the second.

He picked up a loose puck near the Chicago blue line, then skated down the right wing on a 2-on-1 break with Toews. Kane took the shot himself, and beat Rinne from the right circle.

The Predators were dominated and outshot 18-4 in the second period, but bounced back and took charge in the third following Legwand's goal at 3:56.

Nashville's Victor Bartley slid a slow shot on goal from center ice, and Crawford tried to smother the puck with his glove. But Legwand darted in between two Chicago defenders and poked the puck free and into the net to cut it to 2-1.

Beck tied it at 2-all 3:30 later from the left of the crease.

After taking a perfect cross-ice feed from Patric Hornqvist, Beck fired a one-time shot from 15 feet. Crawford sprawled and appeared to have stopped the shot, but the puck squirted free and barely crossed the goal line.

NOTES: Both Hossa and Sharp participated in Chicago's morning skate on Monday and could return Thursday against St. Louis. "They're real close," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. ... Nashville C Mike Fisher missed his second game with upper-body injury. Prior to being sidelined, he had an eight-game point streak (five goals, four assists), his longest as a Predator. ... Handzus was benched the past six games with San Jose as the Sharks tried to get more speed in the lineup. His biggest contributions came in shootouts where he converted three of seven chances. He played eight games for Chicago in 2006-07 before being sidelined by a season-ending knee injury. ... To make room for Handzus, the Blackhawks sent LW Brandon Bollig of the AHL the Blackhawks.