After putting his teammates in a tight spot, Marian Hossa redeemed himself in the best way possible.
It is a good thing for the Blackhawks that Nashville's power play has struggled this postseason. The Predators are now 0-for-22 with the man advantage.
The winger tallied the game-winner nine seconds after his penalty expired. Parked at the left side of the Predators net, Hossa knocked in a rebound from Brent Sopel 's slap shot from the right point.
With his team trailing by a goal, Hossa received a major for boarding with 63 seconds left in regulation after he shoved Nashville's Dan Hamhuis from behind into the end boards. Despite playing shorthanded, Patrick Kane tied the contest with 16 seconds remaining to force overtime.
But the Blackhawks still had four minutes to kill off in the Hossa penalty the extra period began.