Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/25/12
Patric Hornqvist netted his team-leading 25th goal and Pekka Rinne turned aside 24 shots for his NHL-best 41st win as the visiting Nashville Predators routed the Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 to move into fourth place in the Western Conference.

Hornqvist joined captain Shea Weber, Mike Fisher and Matt Halischuk by collecting a goal and an assist apiece as the Predators improved to 4-0-1 versus the Blackhawks.

Defenseman Francis Bouillon and Andrei Kostitsyn also tallied and Alexander Radulov had an assist for his third point in as many contests for Nashville, which leapfrogged idle Detroit for fourth spot in the West.

Viktor Stalberg spoiled Rinne's bid for his 25th career shutout at 5:58 of the third period, but Weber regained the four-goal advantage just 36 seconds later with a blast after an offensive faceoff.

Corey Crawford was pulled after yielding four goals on 15 shots for the Blackhawks, who saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.

Halischuk opened the scoring 6:16 into the first period after accepting Brandon Yip's centering feed and wristing a shot off Chicago defenseman Johnny Oduya and past Crawford. The tally was Halischuk's 14th.

After Kostitsyn doubled the advantage over nine minutes later, Nashville extended its lead early in the second period after Weber's blast caromed off both the right skate of Radulov and Hornqvist before squeezing inside the post.
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