Ray Emery admits the Chicago Blackhawks don't play a flashy brand of hockey when they face the Nashville Predators.
Although they might not get points for style, the Blackhawks have been piling up points in the standings versus their Central Division rivals.
Chicago looks to beat the Predators for the third time in a week as it tries to sweep a home-and-home set Sunday night at the United Center.
These teams should be plenty familiar with one another after the Blackhawks (28-5-4) defeated the Predators 3-2 in a shootout Monday in Chicago and 1-0 Saturday in Nashville. Bryan Bickell scored 5:31 into the first period Saturday and Emery did the rest, stopping 20 shots for his second shutout in three starts.
"That's a team that you've really got to play some boring hockey against,'' Emery said of the Predators. "You just try to be in good defensive position and take advantage when you get the opportunity. And I thought we played that strategy to a T....