Forsberg leads Predators to victory

Posted on April 24, 2015

Filip Forsberg’s first NHL hat trick helped the Nashville Predators stave off elimination with a 5-2 win Thursday in Game 5 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

 Chicago, which will host Game 6 on Saturday, has a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoff series.

 Predators’ goaltender Pekka Rinne made 28 saves, and Nashville scored three goals in a 2:27 span in the third period.

 It was the first time Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling allowed more than two goals in the series.

 

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