The Nashville Predators took down the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Wednesday night and moving to above .500 with a record of 14-13-4. They remain in sixth place in the Central Division sitting one point behind the St. Louis Blues and six points behind the Colorado Avalanche.
Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi picked up the game-winning goal at 1:27 of the third period. More importantly, he added an assist on Tommy Novak’s goal becoming Nashville’s all-time leading scorer.
Novak’s goal was his first in 369 days as a Predator. The last time he scored was Dec. 17, 2021, at the United Center against the Blackhawks. Both goals coming on the powerplay as well.
Parssinen ended a 12-game pointless streak going back to Nov. 19.
The Blackhawks’ losing streak sits at eight in a row after falling to the Predators. They are also 0-11-2 against the Predators dating back before the 2020-21 season.
Nashville Predators New Franchise Leader in Points
Josi picked up his seventh goal of the season and then his 18th assist came with 13:51 to play in regulation.
The franchise’s first-ever draft pick David Legwand scored 766 points in 956 games with the Nashville Predators. It took Josi signficantly fewer games, 791, in a Nashville Predators sweater to set the new franchise record.
In his last 24 games, Josi leads all of his teammates with 24 points going back to Oct. 27.
Josi is cementing his legacy among the greatest players in Nashville Predators history. We ranked the top-10 franchise players over the last decade back before the season started.
Now the Nashville Predators, who are on a two-game win streak, will turn their attention to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday before Christmas. After that they’ll one more home game versus Dallas before ending 2022 with contests in Anaheim and Las Vegas.
Filip Forsberg is set to skate in his 600th career NHL game on New Year’s Eve in Vegas against the Golden Knights.