Stan Bowman kept the bigger plan in mind while still believing his team can win it all this year.
Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists, and Chicago scored a season-high three times on the power play in a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.
The Predators held off the Blackhawks until the end of the first period, when Tomas Kopecky scored. The Blackhawks scored once more early in the second period and the Preds were scoreless. Nashville tied it up in the third and took the victory in a shootout.