Hornqvist misses 2nd straight game
Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Predators are back in the playoffs, but the Blackhawks have eyes on the NHL's biggest prize. Who will move one step closer to the Stanley Cup? Follow the matchup from day one on ESPN.com. Series page
• 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs • SportsNation: Who will win? • ESPNChicago.com: Blackhawks blog
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville forward Patric Hornqvist has been scratched for a second straight playoff game against Chicago, leaving the Predators' top goal scorer on the bench yet again.
Hornqvist originally was hurt by a slap shot on April 7. He has played only 13 minutes since, and that was in Nashville's 4-1 win in Game 1 against the Blackhawks. He was scratched from Game 2, a 2-0 win by Chicago. He led Nashville with 30 goals this season and tied for the team lead with 51 points.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- DeBoer fired by Devils after 3-plus seasons
- Sheldon Kennedy selected to Order of Canada
- Pens' Downie, Greiss diagnosed with mumps
- U.S. defeats Finland in world junior opener