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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:00 am

NHL Nashville 4 Chicago 3

Predators keep overtime short

JAY COHEN | Associated Press

CHICAGO – Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.

Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to 3-0-1 on a six-game trip. Ryan Johansen and Mattias Ekholm each had two assists, and Pekka Rinne made 28 saves.

Nashville had a 3-2 lead before Patrick Kane flipped a pass into the middle to Artem Anisimov, who slid a shot under Rinne with 2:21 left in regulation.

But Forsberg, returned to the Predators' lineup Monday after missing 17 games, stepped up in overtime, flipping a shot over Collin Delia's shoulder for his 16th goal.

Alex DeBrincat and Jonathan Toews also scored for the Blackhawks.

Nashville jumped in front on Sissons' ninth goal, but Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis was sent off for hooking 17:03 into the first and the Blackhawks capitalized as DeBrincat extended his goal-scoring streak to three.

The tie lasted all of eight seconds when Arvidsson stuffed home a backhand with 2:01 left in the period.

Nashville increased its lead to 3-1 when Forsberg beat Delia at 16:26.

The Predators got a power-play chance late in the period, but Toews sent a shot by Rinne for just the fourth short-handed goal of the season for the Blackhawks.