The Chicago Blackhawks were trying to extend their home points streak as they battled Central Division rival Nashville Predators on Monday night at the United Center.
They Hawks were able to do just that as they defeated the Predators 5-4 in overtime in front of a crowd 20,721. The Hawks have now recorded at least one point in all seven of their home games this season.
Viktor Stalberg scored the game-winner in overtime for the Hawks. Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist for the Hawks while Nick Leddy and Bryan Bickell also scored. Marian Hossa had three assists and Patrick Sharp and Brent Seabrook each had two.
Patric Hornqvist had two goals for Nashville while David Legwand added a goal and an assist and Craig Smith also scored.
The 5-0-2 start at home is the Hawks' best at home since the 2008-09 season when they began 6-0-2 at home. Overall, the Hawks are 7-2-2 and entered the game third in the Western Conference with 14 points.
The Hawks were without the services of winger Daniel Carcillo, who was serving the second of a two-game suspension. Healthy scratches include defenseman Sean O'Donnell and winger Rostislav Olesz.
Corey Crawford got the win in goal for the Hawks and Pekka Rinne suffered the loss for the Predators.
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