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NHL: Nashville 5, Chicago 2

Jan. 21, 2012 at 11:42 PM

NASHVILLE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Klein scored to ignite a big second period Saturday that carried the Nashville Predators to a 5-2 victory over Chicago.

Klein's tally 5:15 into the middle frame put the Preds ahead for good at 2-1 and Colin Wilson and Sergei Kostitsyn followed with markers to ice the victory, Nashville's 10th in 11 games.

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Patric Hornqvist and Craig Smith also found the net while Pekka Rinne finished with 20 saves to earn the victory.

Chicago saw its three-game winning streak snapped despite two goals from Marian Hossa.

Corey Crawford allowed four goals on 17 shots before being pulled in the second period.

Ray Emery relieved and made 5-of-5 saves the rest of the way.

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