by Forechecker on 02/25/09 at 02:56 AM ET
Once Chicago took a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period tonight in Nashville, Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk sounded confident of victory on the Chicago broadcast, especially given the Predators’ offensive woes of late. But just when it seemed that Nashville’s slim playoff hopes were going to get snuffed out, they racked up 5 goals for the first time since January 28 to notch a gigantic comeback win over the Blackhawks. One thing I’ve always given this team credit for is putting forth a solid effort win or lose, and once they faced that two-goal deficit heading into the 3rd period, it would have been easy to either pack it in, or take shortcuts offensively that inevitably lead to harmful turnovers. But Barry Trotz still has the ear of his charges, and most of the key plays down the stretch were more due to hard work and determination than just talent.
Some will say this was the biggest comeback win of the season, but I’ll say it’s a tossup between this and the January 8 win over Pittsburgh, when the Preds came back from a 3-0 hole to top the Penguins. Within the context of the playoff chase, however, this win over Chicago is particularly sweet.
Next up, the Phoenix Coyotes come to town Thursday night. Until then, enjoy the highlights…
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