NHL Hockey

NBCSN | 7:00 pm

In an NHL playoff format retooled for the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season, the top four teams in each division make the postseason. This sets the stage for tonight's clash between the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks, the fourth and fifth place teams in the Central. Through the end of March, Filip Forsberg and the Preds had dominated the season series, winning their first four contests against Patrick Kane and the Hawks.