Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/22/12
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Kevin Klein as the first star? Predators playing with only 5 defensemen? Standing Room Only tickets sold for the game? All of these things happened tonight as Nashville score 3 unanswered goals in the second period to put away the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in front of a raucous crowd in the Bridgestone Arena. The Predators have now won 2 in a row and 8 of their past 10, grabbing 16 of a possible 20 points so far in January. As I noted earlier, I imagined it was going to be around 60/40 tonight in favor of Blackhawks fans, as the red in the crowd was extremely dominant early. Many of my followers fairly pointed out that it was most likely going to be the other way around. It was probably a little more yellow than red, however that just goes to show you the large number of Hawks fans in Nashville tonight. Nashville had a couple of brief lapses in defense tonight, however they otherwise played a near-perfect game against one of the best teams in the ...
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