(WSCR) – Saturday was a disappointing rematch from the playoffs as the Predators hunted down the Blackhawks in a shootout. The Blackhawks were ahead 3-2 going into the third period, but Nashville scored to bring the game into a scoreless overtime.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cal O’Reilly scored the only goal in a shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the slumping Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.

READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed After Argument At Bus Stop In Logan Square; Shooter Kills Second Man Nearby During Carjacking

Nashville won its second consecutive game, both of which required extra time. Prior to Thursday night’s shootout victory in St. Louis, the Predators had lost five straight.

Chicago has dropped three in a row.

In the shootout, O’Reilly beat Chicago goalie Marty Turco with a wrist shot on Nashville’s first attempt.

READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Down In Effect

All three Predators goals in regulation came from defensemen: Shane O’Brien, Shea Weber and Cody Franson.

Jack Skille scored twice for Chicago and Viktor Stalberg had the other Blackhawks goal.

Updated November 13, 2010

MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Cool Changes

w1 © 2010 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.