Originally posted on Inside Smashville  |  Last updated 3/25/12

The Nashville Predators snapped the Chicago Blackhawks five-game winning streak on Sunday night when they beat the Blackhawks 6-1 at the United Center.

Halischuk scored his second goal in as many nights for the Predators.

The Predators scored the first goal of the game for the second night in a row when Matt Halischuk picked up his 14th goal of the season at 6:16 into the opening frame, his second goal in as many nights.

Brandon Yip passed the puck from behind the net to Halischuk who was waiting all alone in the slot, beating Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford glove side.

Andrei Kostitsyn made it a 2-0 game when David Legwand sent the puck up through the middle of the ice to Kostitsyn with 4:32 left in the first period. The older Kostitsyn brother took the shot beating Crawford on the short side when the puck deflected off of Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook.

In the second period, Alexander Radulov picked up his third point in three games for Nashville when a Shea Weber shot from the blue line redirected off of both Radulov and Patric Hornqvist’s skate and past Crawford to give Nashville the 3-0 lead. The goal, at 5:42 into the middle frame, was a power play tally with Dave Bolland in the box for roughing rookie defenseman Ryan Ellis.

In the third period, Nashville went up 4-0 just 2:00 into the final frame when Francis Bouillon picked up his second goal of the season. Ellis and Halischuk picked up the assists. Crawford was pulled in favor of Ray Emery.

With Hornqvist in the penalty box for slashing, the Blackhawks broke Rinne’s bid for a shutout, scoring just after the power play expired. Hornqvist had not been able to get back into the play before Viktor Stalberg picked up his 19th goal of the season at 5:58 of the third period. Just 36 seconds after Chicago got on the board, Weber scored off the faceoff, similarly to the second period goal that deflected off two Nashville players in front of the net.

Mike Fisher won the draw, sent it back to Weber who’s slap shot beat Emery to give the Predators the 6-1 lead.

With the win, the Predators take back fourth place in the Western Conference standings from Detroit. While Nashville’s 96 points tops the Red Wings’ 95 points, Detroit has played on less game than the Predators.

Duncan Keith was out of the lineup on Sunday night for Chicago. The defenseman served the first of a five-game suspension for an elbow delivered to the head of Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin.

Jordin Tootoo and Brandon Bollig dropped the gloves at 4:56  of the first period. Tootoo was scratched Saturday night when the Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena. Tootoo did not return to the game.

Nashville next plays on Tuesday night when they visit the St. Louis Blues.

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