Colton Sissons also scored and Viktor Arvidsson added an empty-net goal as Nashville completed the franchise's first playoff sweep. Led by Rinne and a terrific defensive performance by their lines and defensive pairings, the Predators limited the high-scoring Blackhawks to only three goals in 13 periods.
Nashville will face the winner of the
Chicago is the first No. 1-seeded team to lose in the opening round since 2012, when the Kings knocked off the
at Edmonton 4, San Jose 3:
Desharnais, in the slot, one-timed a Leon Draisaitl cross-ice pass past Sharks goaltender Martin Jones to cap an overtime session dominated by Edmonton.
The Oilers lead the Western Conference quarterfinal series 3-2 with Game 6 Saturday night in San Jose. The series winner takes on the Anaheim Ducks in Round 2.
at Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 2:
Bryan Rust scored twice for Pittsburgh in the Game 5 win,
William Karlsson and Boone Jenner scored for the Blue Jackets, but goaltender