The Chicago Blackhawks almost had their first goal of this first round series with Nashville — on a short-handed clearing attempt from their own end.
After being fired the length of the ice on a Chicago penalty kill, the puck took a crazy bounce off the glass as it entered the Nashville zone. It was heading straight for the open net, when Pekka Rinne — who had gone behind his net to play the puck — reached back in desperation to knock the puck just enough off course with his stick.
The Blackhawks went into the first intermission of Game 3 in a scoreless tie with Nashville. That’s seven periods now in this series without a goal for Chicago.