Hossa strikes in overtime to seal win for Chicago.
The Chicago Blackhawks sealed a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators at the United Center on Friday night, but needed an overtime goal from Marian Hossa to seal it.
The victory moves Chicago six points above the Pittsburgh Penguins in the race for the Presidents Trophy, having already wrapped up the Central Division and Western Conference.
Hossa scored just 52 seconds into overtime as the Blackhawks improved their season record to 34-5-4, while also securing their first season sweep over the Predators.
His winning strike came after a closely fought game, in which the two teams traded the lead. Nashville held a 2-1 lead during the first period, only to fall behind twice thereafter. However, Bobby Butler’s goal in the third ensured overtime, but the Predators didn’t have the answer to stop the Blackhawks.