NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Despite allowing the tying goal in the final minute of regulation, the Nashville Predators were confident heading into overtime.
"When I went on the ice with Radek, we just said that we are going to go for it," Erat said. "I just drove to the net, and Bonky made a great play. I think it went off my stick, off the defenseman and in the goal."
Alexander Radulov scored a goal and added two assists for the Predators.
The Predators scored the game's first goal, allowed three Chicago second-period goals and then scored three third-period goals, before allowing the tying goal from Jason Williams with 43 seconds remaining in regulation.
Williams' goal came with the Blackhawks on a power play, as well as with Khabibulin on the bench for an extra attacker.
"Kane made a great pass across the center, and I just tried to get it on net," Williams said. "Obviously, we are disappointed that we let a victory get away."
"We took a penalty there at the end, and they executed a nice play," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "We are a pretty good third-period team, with or without the lead."
Nashville improved its record in the month of November to 6-0-1, with two of the victories coming against Central Division-rival Chicago.
"You have to give them credit for the way they came out in the third," Chicago coach Denis Savard said. "For us, the problem was coverage, we will get that fixed."
The Blackhawks were 2-for-3 on the power play.
"We were down two goals going into the third period, so it is huge to get two points out of this game," Fiddler said.
Toews' goal was his eighth of the season, which leads the Blackhawks and is also tops among NHL rookies.
Mason made 27 saves to get the win for the Predators, while Khabibulin made 32 saves in defeat for Chicago.
"The first period, we played them pretty straight-up, and then in the second period, we kind of let them dictate the play," Mason said. "In the third, we just came out and pretty much dominated them."
After winning three straight games, the Blackhawks lost for the second consecutive night.
- Chicago defenseman Brent Sopel missed his second game in as many nights with the flu.
- After killing all four Nashville power plays Thursday night, the Blackhawks have allowed just one power-play goal on the road in 31 times short-handed.
- With two assists, Legwand recorded his 300th career NHL point.
- Arnott has nine points in his past seven games.