W2W4: Blackhawks at Predators (Game 2)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Here is what to watch for when the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators play in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series at Bridgestone Arena on Friday:

• The Blackhawks won Game 1 in double-overtime and gained home-ice advantage for the series. The Predators took a 3-0 lead in the first period, and the Blackhawks answered with three goals in the second period. Duncan Keith scored the winner.

• Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford was pulled from Game 1 after allowing three goals on 12 shots. Scott Darling replaced him and stopped all 42 shots he faced. Crawford will start Game 2. Pekka Rinne will start for the Predators.

• The Predators are on a seven-game losing streak. They dropped their last six regular-season games and have been outscored 12-1 in the second period during the streak.

• The Blackhawks are 9-11 on the road in the playoffs the past three seasons.

• Predators center Mike Fisher is not expected to play in Game 2 due to a lower-body injury. He left Game 1 because of the injury.

• The Predators’ lines are expected to be Filip ForsbergMike RibeiroCraig Smith; Colin WilsonMatt CullenJames Neal; Mike SantorelliCalle JarnkrokViktor Stalberg; and Gabriel BourquePaul GaustadTaylor Beck.

The defenseman pairings are expected to be Roman JosiShea Weber; Cody FransonSeth Jones; and Mattias EkholmRyan Ellis.

• The Blackhawks’ lines are expected to be Brandon SaadJonathan ToewsMarian Hossa; Kris VersteegBrad RichardsPatrick Kane; Bryan BickellAndrew ShawPatrick Sharp; and Joakim NordstromMarcus KrugerTeuvo Teravainen.

The defenseman pairings are expected to be Duncan Keith – Michal Rozsival; Johnny OduyaBrent Seabrook; and Kimmo TimonenNiklas Hjalmarsson.

• There were 12 penalties called in Game 1. The Blackhawks scored two power-play goals, and the Predators scored one. The Predators won 54 of 88 faceoffs. Gaustad won 20-of-27.