CHICAGO, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Corey Crawford took a shutout deep into the third period and made 24 saves Wednesday, boosting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over Nashville.
Jack Skille scored twice in helping the Blackhawks win their third straight. Skille's second goal, coming 9:14 into the third period, gave Chicago a 3-0 lead.
Crawford's shutout bid was spoiled by a power-play goal from Sergei Kostitsyn with 8:47 to play in the third.
Anders Lindback gave up all four Chicago goals on 35 shots. Nashville has lost two straight after winning five in a row.
Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne was available for duty for the first time since having surgery on his left knee early this month. He did not see any action.