Final

Series (Game 1 of 8)

Nashville leads 6-2

Game 1: Tuesday, October 25th
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Game 2: Thursday, December 15th
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Game 3: Wednesday, December 21st
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Game 4: Sunday, January 8th
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Game 5: Saturday, February 4th
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Game 6: Wednesday, March 1st
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Game 7: Wednesday, April 5th
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Game 8: Saturday, April 8th
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SO
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Blackhawks 3

(3-6-0, 6 pts)

Predators 5

(8-0-0, 16 pts)

8:00 PM ET, October 25, 2005

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 3 T
CHI 0 2 13
NSH 3 1 15

Top Skaters

Chicago: J. Vandermeer - 1 G, 1 A, 2 SOG, Even

Nashville: S. Hartnell - 3 A, +3

Chicago (3-5-0) at Nashville (7-0-0) 8:00 pm EDT

Chicago (3-5-0) at Nashville (7-0-0), 8:00 pm EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Some prognosticators thought the Nashville Predators would make a run at the Central Division title this season. Nobody thought they would challenge to break league records along the way.

The surprising Predators look to remain undefeated Tuesday when they wrap up a three-game homestand with a contest against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Nashville won its seventh straight game Saturday with a 2-1 triumph over San Jose. Tomas Vokoun made 37 saves and Yanic Perreault and Scott Hartnell each scored their third goal of the season for the Predators, who became the first team to start a campaign with seven consecutive wins since Pittsburgh in 1994.

With Ottawa's loss to Carolina on Monday night, Nashville is the only unbeaten team remaining. The Toronto Maple Leafs own the record for most wins to start a season with 10 straight victories in 1993.

Chicago is coming off a 4-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday in which it received a goal and two assists from Rene Borque and a goal and an assist from Tyler Arnason. The Blackhawks, who avoided a three-game losing streak, went 1-for-5 with the man advantage and got 15 saves from Nikolai Khabibulin.

The Blackhawks held a 3-2-1 edge in the 2003-04 season series.

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