Series MVP: Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks
Toews did it all for Chicago, which is now undefeated in 10 straight series when leading 3-2. The Blackhawks captain led his team with eight points (two goals, six assists). Toews notched the game-winner in Game 6, a tap-in at the side of the net with 31 seconds left in the first period. Away from the net, he led Hawks centers in the faceoff circle, winning 59.3 of his draws. He was also instrumental on Chicago's penalty killing unit, which held the Predators to just one power play goal in 26 opportunities, logging an average of three minutes per game.
On Target• Wes Goldstein: Chicago in 6: The Hawks defense won't hurt them against an offensively-challenged opponent.
• Erin Brown: Chicago in 6: The Hawks will get the necessary offense and give their backend a confidence boost.
• Dennis Dodd: Chicago in 5: The Hawks are going to have to outscore teams and hope their goalies steal a series.
Off the Mark• Mike Hurcomb: Nashville in 7: Chicago will regret not trading for goalie at deadline.
|No. 2 Chicago vs. No. 7 Nashville|
|Apr. 16||at Chicago||NSH, 4-1||Recap|
|Apr. 18||at Chicago||CHI, 2-0||Recap|
|Apr. 20||at Nashville||NSH, 4-1||Recap|
|Apr. 22||at Nashville||CHI, 3-0||Recap|
|Apr. 24||at Chicago||CHI, 5-4 (OT)||Recap|
|Apr. 26||at Nashville||CHI, 5-3||Recap|
|Chicago wins series, 4-2|