The mood in Nashville’s locker room after its 3-2 victory over Chicago on Tuesday wasn’t quite celebration, and it wasn’t exactly relief. It was somewhere in the middle.
The Predators stopped a three-game losing streak and also pushed the Blackhawks’ winless streak to nine games in front of an announced crowd of 16,592 at Bridgestone Arena. But the importance of the victory wasn’t lost on the Predators. They kicked a divisional opponent when it is down.
“That’s how the league is,” defenseman Ryan Suter said. “You’re so hot and then you fall off. It’s teams that quit the losing streaks the fastest that are going to be there at the end of the year.”