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Red-hot Preds host Savard's Blackhawks

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(Sports Network) - The red-hot Nashville Predators seek their fifth straight win tonight when they welcome the Chicago Blackhawks to Gaylord Entertainment Center.

The Central Division-leading Predators' latest win was a 5-4 decision in St. Louis on Thursday. Scott Hartnell and David Legwand both tallied a goal and an assist to propel the Preds to the win at Scottrade Center.

Paul Kariya, Jordin Tootoo and Alexander Radulov also scored for Nashville, while Josef Vasicek and Kimmo Timonen picked up a pair of assists in the victory. Goaltender Chris Mason, who continues to fill in for the injured Tomas Vokoun (thumb), stopped 38-of-42 shots in the win.

Hartnell has four goals in his last four contests after an 11-game goal-less drought.

The Preds, who are two points up on second-place Detroit in the Central race, will open a four-game road trip on Monday in Phoenix.

Chicago, meanwhile, has won consecutive games under new head coach Denis Savard. On Friday, Nikolai Khabibulin made 29 saves to anchor a 5-2 win over the visiting Blues.

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