Chicago Blackhawks 3, Nashville Predators 0: Crawford Shuts Out the Preds

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The Chicago Blackhawks sure looked like the best team in the NHL tonight, thoroughly dominating the Preds and pushing their league-leading record to 10-0-2.

Hey, at least it was a sellout, right?

Whether you want to blame tired legs, or a deficiency in speed & talent, the Chicago Blackhawks were clearly the superior team on the ice tonight, as the Predators had trouble sustaining any pressure in the offensive end. Ultimately the shot totals went 27-17 in favor of the Hawks, and Corey Crawford earned his first shutout fo the season.

There are no Random Observations worth sharing from this one, it was just a 60-minute dumpster fire.

Boxscore - Game Summary - Event Summary

We do have advanced stats, however:

Nashville Predators

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Mike Fisher C 17:33 9 16 -7 -2 -6
Craig Smith C 17:07 11 17 -6 -1 -6
Sergei Kostitsyn L 16:40 12 15 -3 -1 -3
Colin Wilson C 15:50 16 9 +7 +1 +7
Gabriel Bourque L 15:44 13 7 +6 0 +6
Brandon Yip R 15:40 9 14 -5 -2 -4
David Legwand C 15:31 15 9 +6 -1 +6
Nick Spaling C 15:05 9 16 -7 -2 -6
Martin Erat R 14:44 8 14 -6 0 -6
Paul Gaustad C 11:53 10 5 +5 -6 +7
Rich Clune L 11:48 9 10 -1 -3 +0
Kevin Klein D 19:00 9 13 -4 +2 -5
Shea Weber D 18:18 18 12 +6 -4 +8
Scott Hannan D 18:08 18 13 +5 -4 +7
Roman Josi D 17:30 6 13 -7 +2 -8
Ryan Ellis D 16:58 13 15 -2 -4 -0
Jonathon Blum D 16:25 14 16 -2 -3 -1
Hal Gill D 6:09 4 6 -2 -1 -2

Chicago Blackhawks

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts Adjusted Corsi
Patrick Sharp R 17:39 15 8 +7 -3 +8
Patrick Kane R 17:28 14 8 +6 -3 +7
Dave Bolland C 16:23 14 6 +8 -3 +9
Jonathan Toews C 15:51 16 12 +4 +3 +3
Marian Hossa R 15:38 12 10 +2 +3 +1
Brandon Saad L 14:30 14 8 +6 +4 +4
Andrew Shaw C 13:51 7 16 -9 +4 -11
Bryan Bickell L 12:02 6 15 -9 +3 -10
Michael Frolik R 11:43 9 10 -1 +2 -2
Viktor Stalberg L 11:42 10 12 -2 +3 -3
Marcus Kruger C 10:43 7 8 -1 +2 -2
Jamal Mayers R 10:11 9 8 +1 +2 +0
Johnny Oduya D 21:15 13 15 -2 +4 -4
Niklas Hjalmarsson D 20:31 16 11 +5 +2 +4
Duncan Keith D 19:21 18 16 +2 0 +2
Brent Seabrook D 18:52 15 17 -2 +1 -2
Michal Rozsival D 16:28 12 13 -1 +3 -2
Nick Leddy D 15:55 13 10 +3 +2 +2

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