Chicago hosts Nashville after Kubalik’s 2-goal game
Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators visit Chicago after Dominik Kubalik scored two goals in the Blackhawks’ 6-3 loss to the Rangers.
The Blackhawks are 6-9-3 against division opponents. Chicago has scored 25 power-play goals, converting on 13.8% of chances.
The Predators are 10-5-0 against opponents from the Central Division. Nashville averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the league. Austin Watson leads the team serving 65 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Jan. 9, Nashville won 5-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-4-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 2-6-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: None listed.
Predators: None listed.