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CHICAGO _ Steve Passmore, the backup goalie with the hot hand, was back in the nets Wednesday night when the Blackhawks met the Nashville Predators at the United Center.
This time he didn't have do the acrobatic acts that he performed Sunday afternoon when the Hawks defeated St. Louis in overtime.
Nashville's scoring chances were few and far between, Passmore had a relatively easy night and the Hawks skated to a 4-1 victory that vaulted them two points ahead of idle Los Angeles into fourth place in the Western Conference playoff race.
Passmore made 16 saves in improving his season record to 7-3-3.
"We played solidly in …