Roman Josi and Nashville's dangerous defencemen did it all against the Chicago Blackhawks.
That is why Pekka Rinne believes the blue-liners are the biggest key for a strong finish to the Predators' disappointing season.
Josi had three assists, and Ryan Ellis scored in the third period to lead the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Friday night.
"If we win or lose, usually it's the D-men," said Rinne, who made with 31 saves. "The talent we have on the back end, we're pretty fortunate to have that kind of depth in the defence."