Predators held scoreless for the third time this season

Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 10:00pm
Staff reports

The Nashville Predators were shut out for the third time this season and fell 2-0 to the Blackhawks at Chicago on Saturday.

Goalie Dan Ellis made 32 saves but allowed the two goals 56 seconds apart in the second period.

Dustin Byfuglin scored the first at 7:20. It was his second in as many games against Nashville this season.

Andrew Ladd added an insurance goal at 8:16.

Nashville got a team-high six shots from Patric Hornqvist but was outshot 34-27 for the contest. Christobal Huet recorded the shutout for the Blackhawks.

The Predators (3-6-1) have scored just 12 goals in six road games Half of those came Thursday in a 6-5 overtime victory at Chicago.

They will conclude a stretch of five straight road games Wednesday at Minnesota.