Posted March 31, 2012 on AP on Fox

CHICAGO - MAY 22: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates with the puck against the Detroit Red Wings during Game Three of the Western Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 22, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)
Brent Seabrook scored at 8:19 of the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks clinched a playoff spot Saturday night, beating the Nashville Predators 5-4 after blowing a 4-0 lead. Nashville won the season series 4-1-1, but Chicago pulled within a point of the fourth-place Predators in the Western Conference and tied idle Detroit with 97 points. Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, Patrick Sharp and Dave Bolland each scored power-play goals and Viktor Stalberg had a goal as the Blackhawks had to work for their first win over Nashville this season. Shea Weber scored twice, and Alexander Radulov and Martin Erat had a goal apiece for the Preds. Ryan Suter had three assists as Nashville lost for just the third time in regulation since Jan. 5. Seabrook put a snap shot past goalie Pekka Rinne off a cross-ice pass from Andrew Shaw for the winning goal. The Blackhawks were well rested after beating St. Louis in a shootout Thursday night and had plenty of fans eager to see them clinch ...
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