NHL: Nashville 5, Chicago 1

Jan. 8, 2006 at 11:07 PM

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Chris Mason made 36 saves Sunday night to help Nashville beat Chicago, 5-1.

Yanic Perreault scored two goals; Jerred Smithson and Adam Hall also had goals; Steve Sullivan had one assist and scored on a penalty shot; and Jordin Tootoo, Dan Hamhuis, Martin Erat, Marek Zidlicky and Ryan Suter all had one assist for the Predators (26-12-3), who have won two of their last three games.

Mark Bell scored Chicago's lone goal on an assist by Matthew Barnaby to avoid a shutout, and Chris Anderson allowed five goals on 21 shots for the Blackhawks (13-24-4).

Chicago has dropped 10 straight games for the first time since the end of the 1950-51 season, when it set a franchise record with 12 losses in a row.

Chicago out-shot the Predators, 37-21. On the power play, the Blackhawks went 0-for-5 while Nashville was 0-for-4.

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