Brendan Gallagher

NHL playoffs: Predators complete sweep of Blackhawks

NHL playoffs: Predators complete sweep of Blackhawks

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.

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 St. Louis Blues-Minnesota Wild series in the second round. The Blues have a 3-1 lead...

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