Kirby Dach makes season debut, but Blackhawks stumble to 3-1 loss to Predators

CHICAGO — Kirby Dach made his season debut Saturday, looking fully recovered from a broken right wrist, but the big center couldn’t help the Chicago Blackhawks overcome a slow start and a couple of costly defensive mistakes during a 3-1 loss to the Nashville Predators at the United Center. The Hawks entered the game riding high after two consecutive wins over the Florida Panthers, and seeing a familiar No. 77 in a red sweater had to be a huge emotional lift too. But the Predators jumped to a 1-0 lead on Ryan Johansen’s goal 5 minutes, 10 seconds into the game. The Predators pulled off some sli…

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