PLAYOFF QUICK HITS
The Predators have never won a Game Five in their four previous playoff appearances, falling the last three times by one goal. In their last Game Five at Detroit in 2008, Radek Bonk scored with the goaltender pulled for the extra attacker at 19:16 of the third period to force overtime. Johan Franzen would win the game for the Red Wings 1:48 into the extra session… Nashville has outscored Chicago 5-1 in the third period, and outshot the Blackhawks by a 48-29 margin in the final frame… The Predators have the fewest man games of NHL playoffs experience of anyone in this year’s postseason (472)… Pekka Rinne entered Friday’s games as one of five goaltenders to have a sub-2.00 goals-against average (1.79) in the playoffs. He was also tied for second in postseason save percentage (.940), and was alone in second in even-strength save percentage, having stopped 84-of-88 shots (.955)… Dan Hamhuis is the only player to dress for all 26 of the club’s playoff games… Shea Weber entered Friday’s games as the only player in the postseason to be averaging at least three hits and three blocked shots per game… With three points (2g-1a) in four games this series, J.P. Dumont is first on the franchise’s all-time postseason goals list (6), and tied for first in all-time playoff points (6g-5a) with David Legwand (3g-8a)… Legwand’s plus-five rating ranks among the League leaders… Predators coach Barry Trotz is the only coach to lead his team to the postseason in 5 of the past 6 seasons. Out of the other seven teams to make the playoffs in 5 of the last 6 campaigns (CGY, DET, MTL, N.J, OTT, PHI, S.J), there have been a combined 25 coaches.