Preds finish stunning sweep of Blackhawks
Roman Josi scored twice, Pekka Rinne had 30 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night to complete a surprising sweep of the Western Conference’s top seed.
Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored as Nashville completed the franchise’s first playoff sweep. The Predators limited the high-scoring Blackhawks to just three goals in 13 periods.
Jonathan Toews had the lone Blackhawks goal on a third-period power play.
Nashville will face the winner of the St. Louis-Minnesota series in the second round.