The Chicago Blackhawks face the Nashville Predators in Game 4 of their NHL playoff series at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, April 20.
The Chicago Blackhawks were finally able to beat Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. Unfortunately for Blackhawk fans, it still was not enough for Chicago to beat Nashville. The Blackhawks enter Game 4 facing elimination.
The Blackhawks were up 2-0 after the second period in Game 3. But Nashville was able to tie the game with two goals from Filip Forsberg, including one where goaltender interference was not called on the goal. In overtime, Swiss rookie Kevin Fiala scored the game-winning goal to put the Predators in a commanding series lead.
Outside of the second period on Monday night, the Predators have controlled most of the series. Nashville took 49 shots in Game 3, compared to Chicago’s 36. Rinne has been the best player in the playoffs. If the Predators advance further in the playoffs, Rinne should win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Chicago’s offensive core of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa and Artemi Panarin have been held to one goal in the series. If Chicago has any hope of extending their season they need all four players to set up and find a way to score on Rinne.
The NHL playoff game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators will be broadcast on NBCSN and Sportsnet 360 in Canada. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports, and Sportsnet Now which you can access with your cable or satellite, either online or through their app.
Date: Thursday, April 20
Start Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Series: Nashville 3-0
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Stadium: Bridgestone Arena
TV Info: NBCSN, Sportsnet 360 (Canada)
Live Stream: NBC Sports, Sportsnet Now
Chicago will now attempt to become the fifth team in NHL history to come back to win a series after losing the first three games.