CHICAGO — The only thing that stood between the Predators and a spotless three-game road trip was the one team they hadn't been able to beat away from home.
Entering Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, the Predators, winners of seven of their previous eight road games, had lost their past seven visits to United Center, including last season's playoff series. By defeating Chicago 3-1, Nashville not only broke that losing streak, but further generated the consistency that has been sorely absent through most of the season.
"We've struggled here a little bit lately against these guys," Predators forward Mike Fisher said. "It was a good effort. We found a way. It was kind of back and forth and tight. We knew it would just take a play there maybe at the end. That was a great effort."