NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Nashville |
(Friday, November 7th)
Final Score: Chicago 2, Nashville 1
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Bryan Berard scored in his Chicago debut to
lead the Blackhawks over the Predators, 2-1, at the Gaylord Entertainment
The defensman entered the Chicago lineup for the first time since the team
signed him last week. Berard, who won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the
year in 1997, played 80 games last season for the Boston Bruins and scored 10
goals to go along with 28 assists.
Steve Poapst also lit the lamp for the Blackhawks, who broke a four-game
winless streak in Nashville (1-3-1).
Scott Hartnell scored the sole goal for the Predators, who fell to 1-7-1 in
their last nine.
After a scoreless first period, the Blackhawks broke a scoreless game with
Berard's tally at 8:03 of the second. From the right circle, Berard beat Tomas
Then, with just 1:01 left to play in the game, Poapst posted his first of the
campaign with an empty-netter from his own goal line that he banked off the
Hartnell's fourth goal of the campaign came with only 28 seconds to play in a
scramble in front of the net.
Jocelyn Thibault made 31 saves for Chicago, while Vokoun stopped 23 shots for
Chicago killed off two power plays in each period and has not given up a
power-play goal in five games...The Blackhawks have won three straight games
for the first time since December 17-22 of last season.
11/07 23:03:29 ET