Predators beat Blackhawks 5-2 for Hynes' 1st win with team

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CHICAGO (AP) - Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 for John Hynes' first win with the team.

Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped his debut when Nashville lost 6-2 to Boston on Tuesday night, but the Predators held off the Blackhawks in the final part of the third after nearly blowing a three-goal lead.

Dominik Kubalik scored for the third straight game, but Chicago dropped to 1-2 on its four-game homestand. 

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