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Blackhawks swept by Predators

Blackhawks swept by Predators

Roman Josi scored twice, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves and the Nashville Predators completed a surprising sweep of the top-seeded team in the Western Conference playoffs Thursday night with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville, Tenn.

Roman Josi scored twice and Colton Sissons added another before Viktor Arvidsson put in an empty-netter for Nashville, who will play the victor of Minnesota and St. Louis in the second round. Led by Rinne and a terrific defensive performance by their lines and defensive pairings, the Predators limited the high-scoring Blackhawks to just three goals in 13 periods. The result sends the Predators to the conference semifinals against Minnesota or St. Louis next week. The Blues have a 3-1 lead heading into Game 5 on Saturday in Minnesota.

The 2012 Los Angeles Kings were the last No. 8 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed, and they went on to win the Stanley Cup.

The Predators became the first No. 8 seed to sweep a No. 1 seed since the National Hockey League started utilizing a conference-based 1 vs. 8 format in the first round in 1994, according to STATS, LLC. The Blackhawks had the best record in the Campbell Conference and were the Norris Division's No. 1 seed in 1993 when they got swept by St. Louis in the opening round. This time in dramatic fashion - a sweep at the hands of the Nashville Predators.

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(At) Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 2: Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Penguins eliminate the Blue Jackets in Game 5 of their first-round series.

One problem. They weren't the only ones with their arms up.

Artturi Lehkonen scored and set up a goal by Brendan Gallagher in the first period for Montreal.

The Hawks exited in the first round on Thursday night for the second straight time. The defending Stanley Cup champions will face the victor of the Toronto-Washington series in the conference semifinals starting next week.

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As we hit the middle of the first round, more and more teams are starting to face elimination. "So it's just kind of a relief to win it". The rest was just a blur. San Jose thrashed Edmonton in their Game 4 to even the series, so it will be interesting to see how the young Oilers respond after a beating.

Chris Kreider's shot on a rush went off Alexei Emelin's stick right to Zibanejad for a shot into an open side. It was Zibanejad's third career playoff goal. "I'm not going to sit here and try and come up with those reasons right now".

"I just tried to whack it to the net and then I kind of blacked out". "Even the years before when there wasn't much attention on our team, we always had confidence, and I thought we played really well toward the end of the season". Eventually, they roared back to tie it, sending the game to overtime. Jesper Fast and Brady Skjei replied for the Rangers.

Crawford made 22 saves in the loss that left coach Joel Quenneville questioning everything from the buttons he could have pushed to his team's compete level.

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