Nashville rookie defenseman Ryan Ellis rebounded in a big way for the Predators.
After being listed as a healthy scratch against Boston on Saturday, Ellis bounced back with the go-ahead goal and the Nashville Predators handed the Chicago Blackhawks their ninth consecutive loss, 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Ellis also added an assist for his third multipoint game of the season.
''It was a great response from Ellis,'' Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. ''He is a really smart player. But the last couple of games he had gotten a little too cute and it hadn't worked out for him.
''We told him to keep it pretty simple and pretty smart. We told him we wanted him to make the right plays and make good decisions on defense. And obviously he contributed offensively.''
The Predators stopped a three-game skid.
''We played with more emotion,'' Trotz said. ''I thought we played with more detail. We had been stumbling around a little bit.
''To be a divisional game putting some distance between us an...