Late burst propels Predators past Blackhawks in Game 2 to even series


The Predators responded to a less than stellar Game 1 by blowing the Blackhawks out of the water in Game 2.

TORONTO — Masai Ujiri did it again. Last year the Toronto Raptors general manager stepped in front of several thousand fans outside Air Canada Centre before the first game of the playoffs and declared "F— Brooklyn" before his team took on the Nets.

The Predators responded to a less than stellar Game 1 by blowing the Blackhawks out of the water in Game 2.

NASHVILLE – The Chicago Blackhawks' announcement that goalie Corey Crawford will be playing in Game 2 is not as important as the news that Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher might not be playing. Fisher is day-to-day with a lower body injury, and 

Vermette acknowledged he would likely be in the Blackhawks' lineup if he had played better. He said he is 100 percent healthy. "You can discuss [why I'm not playing]," Vermette said. "I don't want to make the story about myself. It's about the team