Rinne leads Predators past Blackhawks

RICK GANO AP Sports Writer Published:

CHICAGO (AP) -- Pekka Rinne made 24 saves and the Nashville Predators ended the Chicago Blackhawks' five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Sunday night.

Matt Halischuk, Andrei Kostitsyn, Patric Hornqvist, Francis Bouillon, Shea Weber and Mike Fisher scored for the Predators, who matched their season high with the six goals. Viktor Stalberg had Chicago's lone score.

The victory sends the Predators into fourth place in the Western Conference with 96 points, one ahead of Detroit and four more than the sixth-place Blackhawks. Nashville is now 4-0-1 against Chicago this season.

Nashville's leading scorer Martin Erat, who has tied a career high with 57 points, was scratched with an upper-body injury, although he logged 19 minutes Saturday night in a win over Winnipeg.