Jonathan Toews ended a frustrating night for the Blackhawks, scoring a game-winning short-handed goal in overtime to pick up the second point and send the United Center faithful home happy.
The story over the first 40 minutes was very similar to the Calgary game. Chicago out-shot Nashville 23-6 in the first two periods, but five failed power plays and a Shea Weber missile had the score tied at one as the third period began.
Credit the Preds for picking up their intensity and dominating a lot of the action in the third period. Shots were 11 each in the third period, but neither team was able to put one in the net.
Patrick Sharp went to the box for tripping early in the overtime period, and late in the penalty kill Toews took the puck away and closed the deal.
Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season in the first period, an awful goal for Carter Hutton to allow. Hutton played well after that, however, and finished the night with 35 saves in a tough defeat. Corey Crawford made 17 saves in the victory.
Oduya led the Hawks with five blocked shots in the game, and was back with Niklas Hjalmarsson as Michal Rozsival returned to the lineup. Duncan Keith led all Blackhawks with just over 25 minutes of ice time.
Toews played a magnificent game all over the ice, capping the effort with the game-winner. He won only nine of 19 faceoffs, but was credited with two takeaways, one hit and three shots on net.
Brad Richards won only one of seven faceoffs and skated only 12:06 (14 shifts) in the game. Jeremy Morin was limited to 11 shifts (6:12) but managed to get two shots on net and was credited with two hits.
The Blackhawks power play is now 1-12 in their last two games. With that being said, the Hawks have seven of eight possible points through their first four games.