Preds score seven goals in rout of Blackhawks

Updated: November 16, 2013

Nashville, TN ( – Craig Smith posted a goal and two assists
as the Nashville Predators thrashed the Chicago Blackhawks, 7-2, at
Bridgestone Arena.

Shea Weber, Matt Cullen and Patric Hornqvist each posted a goal and an assist
for the Predators, who snapped a four-game slide. Marek Mazanec stopped 39
shots in the win.

Brandon Pirri and Patrick Kane scored for the Blackhawks, who had won four
straight. Nikolai Khabibulin gave up two goals on eight shots in the brief
start, while Corey Crawford allowed five goals on 22 shots in relief.

It was a season high in goals scored for Nashville, and a season high in goals
allowed for Chicago.