The Predators sent another season of hockey at Bridgestone Arena out in style with a 7-5 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions on Saturday.

There was no shortage of action in the Predators' final home game, during which seven goals were logged in the final 16 minutes.

Nashville scored five of them, including Patric Hornqvist's game-winner with 59 seconds remaining. Shea Weber ended any thoughts the Blackhawks might have had about a comeback with an empty-netter with 14 seconds remaining.

"I think that's what this team is all about," Hornqvist said. "We are never going to give up no matter what the score is, and we showed a lot of character tonight."

The Predators, who were eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday night, took the lead three times in the third period after trailing for the first two.

Paul Gaustad scored a go-ahead goal with 2:55 remaining on a shot from the slot on a feed from Craig Smith from behind the net. Matt Cullen and Colin Wilson also had third-period goals.