* The Blackhawks beat the Coyotes, 5-4, in a shootout on Thursday – their fourth straight victory and eighth consecutive game earning a point overall (8-0-1 record). Chicago has netted at least four goals in a game 122 times since the beginning of 2009-10 – most of any team in the league.
* Four different Chicago skaters lit the lamp Thursday, including Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad, who each netted their fifth marker of the season. The Blackhawks now have six players with 5+ goals in 2013-14 – tied for most of any NHL club entering play this weekend.
* Chicago won all five meetings with Nashville in 2013-14, and has defeated the Predators six straight times overall (dating to March 31, 2012). The Blackhawks have shut out the Preds each of the last two times the clubs have taken the ice at Bridgestone Arena.
* The Predators have played just seven games at Bridgestone Arena this season (4-2-1 record) – tied for the fewest home games played of any team in the league entering play Saturday.