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backup plan never was going to change.

So it was only a matter of time — 3 minutes 16 seconds, it turned out — Tuesday night before one Forsberg crossed paths with another when the Blackhawks faced the Predators.
Nashville’s leading scorer, Filip Forsberg https://www.blackhawkschifans.com/michal-rozsival-jersey-c-5.html, made good on a rebound that whizzed past backup goalie Anton Forsberg early during the first period of the Blackhawks’ 3 2 loss.

Despite a blowout of the Ducks on Monday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he never entertained the idea of benching starter Corey Crawford during that game in favor of saving him for the Predators.

“Umm, I don’t know if I’ve ever gone that route in the course of a game,” Quenneville said. “I don’t know if I think like that. You would have to ask the goalie.”

And so a day after his 25th birthday Forsberg started for the fifth time this season, and first since Nov. 11. It was the sixth time the Predators had faced a backup goalie in 13 games this month and they have won all six.
Chants of “Forsberg, you suck!” — directed at Anton, per Nashville tradition — still were fresh in the air inside Bridgestone Arena a shade more than two minutes after Filip Forsberg scored when Tommy Wingels made good on a pretty pass from Alex DeBrincat to make it 1 1.

But the deadlock dissipated early in the second.

His face an angry shade of red, Quenneville issued a challenge after a review deemed a Predators go ahead goal good 3 48 into the period.

Quenneville wore a blank look moments later when he stood behind the bench and absorbed the news that the puck that ricocheted off Austin Watson’s right glove and into the net behind Anton Forsberg would stand.

The score first was reviewed to assure that Watson hadn’t committed a high sticking penalty. Quenneville then contended that Watson had interfered with Forsberg, to no avail.

“I felt like I got into the game pretty fast https://www.blackhawkschifans.com/brent-seabrook-jersey-c-3.html,” Anton Forsberg said. “Couple of tough bounces there. But overall I feel pretty good.”

Until the scoreboard changed to 3 1 when the Predators’ Roman Josi scored a power play goal 2 32 into the third, giving the Predators at least one in each of their 11 home games this season.

Lance Bouma pulled the Blackhawks within one a little more than seven minutes later when he sneaked one past Pekka Rinne for his second goal of the season.

The Blackhawks had a season best five game point streak entering Tuesday, and were 4 0 1 during that span.

But Quenneville Richard Panik Jersey anticipated a bigger challenge from a team that has won 10 of its last 12 and has not lost at home, where they are 9 1 1, in exactly a month.

“Our starts have been excellent in our first periods of managing the puck, the ‘D’ being involved in our attack and the speed and the pace of our game … against some really good teams in some tough buildings https://www.blackhawkschifans.com/jan-rutta-jersey-c-4.html,” Quenneville said before the game. “That was a great test for us. But this will be the best test we have.”

Quenneville’s suspicions were correct.

And his backup plan didn’t work out too badly, either, with 28 saves.
 

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