CHICAGO (AP) It smacks of desperation. And it's more a hunch than a real strategy.
But when pressed, most coaches will admit few things motivate pro athletes better than embarrassing them.
Ask the Chicago Blackhawks, who overcame another big first-period deficit and then a goalie swap for the second time against the Nashville Predators. The result was another 4-3 win Saturday night that closed out their first-round playoff series in six games and left Chicago awaiting the winner of the Minnesota-St. Louis matchup.