Nashville faces Chicago on 3-game slide
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nashville is looking to end its three-game skid with a victory against Chicago.
The Predators are 6-4-2 against Western Conference opponents. Nashville is third in the NHL averaging 6.2 assists per game, led by Roman Josi with 0.7.
The Blackhawks are 0-1-1 against opponents from the Central Division. Chicago has converted on 14.3% of power-play opportunities, scoring eight power-play goals.
In their last meeting on Oct. 29, Nashville won 3-0. Nick Bonino scored three goals for the Predators.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mattias Ekholm leads the Predators with a plus-10 in 18 games played this season. Josi has recorded two goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-3-2, averaging three goals, 5.5 assists, 3.9 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .931 save percentage.
Predators: 5-3-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
Predators Injuries: None listed.
Blackhawks Injuries: None listed.